Production on the next batch of Vector Synth starts this week plus some major improvements to the preset management, curve mathematics and some housekeeping.
This stunning looking desktop synthesizer sold out of the first batch a long time ago. They’ve cleared the backlog and have been working on the firmware in response to feedback from the first users. They are now in a position to take preorders on the next batch. If you want to get your hands on one then the shop reopens on the 5th March for delivery in May.
The Vector Synth throws everything up onto the front panel and uses a 7″ touch screen for visually engaging audio and modulation animations and deeper parameter access. It understands our need for hands-on knob control as well as using all the advantages of digital technology to enhance the interface.
The sound engine is all about Vector Synthesis using Overtone Generators in the corners of a square vector controller which are morphed between depending on the XY coordinate. There’s then all sorts of fun modulation possibilities with concepts such are orbiting, warping, blending and morphing. There are 3 filters types, a randomiser, multimodes of play and up to 16 notes of polyphony. Bolt-on an arpeggiator and some decent digital effects and you have a fascinating and very engaging synthesizer.
The update overhauls the preset manager boosting the capacity and making it easier to find and categories sounds. They’ve modified the mixing curves for the corners to give things like the Orbiter more opportunity to reach the outer edges. They say this is like increasing the contrast in an image giving the modulation more dynamic range.
Open for orders 5th March
The Vector Synth costs €940 inc VAT and they’ll take the full amount or a deposit to secure one for a May delivery.