This week’s Synth Deals brings together a unique combination of toys ranging from polyphonic keyboards and modules to grooveboxes.
Maybe you’re looking for your first analogue synth, or perhaps you’re keen to expand your setup with something a little different. Either way, we’ve picked out a selection of deals worth investigating.
Synth Deals this week:
Let’s take a closer look at the synthesizer deals available this week:
SOMA Quantum Ocean
Expand your consciousness with the Quantum Ocean from SOMA Labs. This simple-looking device is a noise generator with a slight twist.
When you make contact with the terminals, the Quantum Ocean starts an interactive feedback loop that changes according to the electromagnetic frequencies of your body.
The instrument is more responsive with headphones, as your mind and body begin to react in turn to the sound waves being generated.
Behringer Model D
The “Boog” makes the classic design of the famous Model D accessible to everyone. They say you get what you pay for with audio gear, but sometimes you get a little more.
With 5-pin and USB MIDI as well as 13 points of CV I/O, you have plenty of ways to incorporate it into your setup. What’s more, there’s an overdrive circuit and you have the ability to polychain the Boog for up to 16 voices of polyphony.
The Streichfett is a compact 8-voice polyphonic string modeling synthesizer module. It might seem niche, but it’s capable of producing a wide range of sounds and there are some lush effects to create some unique textures.
The Solo section gives you access to plucky basses, funky clavs, and bright lead sounds. Meanwhile, the Strings section allows you to mimic choirs, organs, and string ensembles.
Named after the Swedish minimal techno act, the Minilogue remains one of the most interesting options in its price range. It’s a 2-oscillator 4-voice polyphonic analogue synth with 8 voice modes including, Poly, Duo, Unison, Mono, Chord, Delay, Arp, and Side Chain.
In addition, you get a 16-step polyphonic sequencer and the Korg motion sequencer which allows you to modulate up to four different parameters. Once you get past the quirks, the Minilogue gives you a powerful set of creative features and is capable of producing pleasingly warm analogue sounds or freaky acid leads and beyond.
The TR-8S combines the classic TR-style approach with Roland’s ACB technology. You get a library of 128 kits but you can also import stereo samples, and layer sounds on each channel.
So instead of being limited to TR sounds, you can mix and match as you please and create your own unique sound sets with effects like delay, reverb, overdrive and filters. In addition, there is a 32-step pattern sequencer and 8 individual outputs.
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- SOMA Quantum Ocean: SOMA
- waldorf-streichfett: Waldorf
- Roland TR-8S: Roland
- soma-quantum-ocean-01: Thomann
- behringer-model-d-01: Thomann
- Waldorf Streichfett-01: Thomann
- korg-minilogue-01: Thomann
- roland-tr-8s-01: Thomann