This week, we’ve got a selection of Synth Deals on the more affordable side of the price range, with grooveboxes and modules that can change up your creative workflow.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician, there’s always a new angle you can introduce into your process from digital or analogue synths or samplers with integrated sequencing capabilities.
If you’re looking to delve into modular synthesis, the Neutron is an affordable semi-modular desktop synth with a versatile 32-in/24-out patch matrix. The flexible dual 3340 oscillator section and the multimode filter give you plenty to work with.
In addition, you have features like paraphonic mode and effects such as an overdrive circuit and a bucket brigade analogue delay for adding character and dimensionality to your sounds.
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The Roland JX-08 takes you back to the mid-1980s with a module based on the classic JX-8P. You get all the controls from the PG-800 controller along with 32 presets from the original and over 100 new additions too.
The JX-08 allows for 2 part multitimbrality and 20-voice polyphony. What’s more, there’s a 64-step pattern sequencer and a range of 17 effects including chorus, delay, phaser, overdrive, pitch shifter, and more.
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Joranalogue Delay 1
The impressive 12 HP Delay 1 module from Joranalogue Audio Design goes far deeper in many ways than the average BBD delay pedal or module in this price range.
The delay time can be altered with both fine and course controls and there are modulation controls for the delay time, damping, feedback, and even the wet/dry blend, which is interesting
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The Polyend Tracker is a tracker-based arrangement workstation with sampling as well as wavetable and granular synthesis capabilities. Within each project you create you can have up to 48 instruments and there’s a wide selection of effects.
Sound shaping features also include beat slicing and automatic grid detection, plus you have controls such as an ADSR envelope, reverb send, volume, panning, and tune for each instrument.
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The Korg Electribe is a 24-voice polyphonic music production groovebox with 16 parts and a 64-step pattern sequencer. It offers a wide range of filter and modulation options, as well as effects.
The Electribe also offers up to 24 modulation sequences per pattern, so you can create layered groove patterns with a single tool. Projects can be stored on SD / SDHC cards and there is MIDI and USB connectivity.
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