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Synth Deals from Roland, Polyend, ASM, and Modal Electronics

Synth Deals from Roland, Polyend, ASM, and Modal Electronics.  ·  Source: Google Deepmind / Unsplash / Polyend

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From the affordable to the applaudable, this week’s edition of Synth Deals features a range of offers from respected manufacturers.

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If you’ve been thinking about expanding your synth collection, this is a great opportunity to save on some quality instruments.

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From basic desktop units and grooveboxes to fully-blown digital polysynths, we’ve picked out a few of the most interesting items. Let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer:

Roland AIRA Compact J-6

Roland AIRA Compact J-6

The AIRA Compact J-6 is a tiny ACB-driven desktop module with a 4-voice synth engine based on the Juno-60. Its basic parameters provide control over your filter and envelope, with 64 preset patches as well as built-in delay and reverb.

Although it sounds decent, possibly the most attractive thing about the J-6 is its onboard 64-step chord sequencer, with a selection of 100 different chords and the ability to vary the phrasing. So, it might serve as a nice tool for sequencing your other polysynths.

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Modal Cobalt5s

The Cobalt5s is a neatly compact 5-voice polyphonic virtual analogue synth that features a 37-key keybed with aftertouch. The 40 VA oscillators are divided across 2 groups, with sine, pulse, triangle, and sawtooth waveforms.

Apart from the flexible modulation and effects sections, the Cobalt5s also has a 4-track polyphonic step sequencer with real-time input programming. What’s more, it offers MPE support and there’s a free app for preset editing and management.

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Behringer Poly D

Behringer Poly D

In classic Behringer style, the Poly D takes the familiar design into the stratosphere with 4-voice polyphony and 4 VCOs to shape your sounds with triangle, sawtooth, and pulse waveforms.

To make things more interesting, there’s a built-in BBD chorus and a distortion with tone control. In addition, the Poly D has a 32-step pattern sequencer and an arpeggiator, which gives you a range of starting points for your ideas.

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Polyend Play

The Polyend Play is a standalone 8×16 RGB grid-based groovebox with 8 audio and 8 polyphonic MIDI tracks. Its sequencer offers up to 128 64-step patterns per project, with various speeds and playback modes to work with on each track.

In performance mode, you can record polyphonic MIDI from an external controller and automate different parameters and effects like Tune, Filter, Overdrive, Rearranger, and Space on each track. What’s more, there is a global effects section with reverb, delay, sound, limiter, and saturation.

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ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe

ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe

The Hydrasynth Deluxe offers extensive sound creation capabilities with its bi-timbral 16-voice digital wavemorphing engine and polyphonic aftertouch. Each patch allows up to 8 voices and there’s an additional stereo out, which adds flexibility.

The two filters can function both in series or parallel, and there are five LFOs and five 6-stage envelopes to work with in the mod matrix. The Hydrasynth Deluxe also features CV I/O, MPE support, and a 4-octave ribbon controller with theremin mode.

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Synth Deals from Roland, Polyend, ASM, and Modal Electronics

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