£800 for that?JSRockit wrote:Here you go... new monosynth back from the dead:
http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2007/08 ... sizer.html
Don't get me wrong but that's a bit pricey considering you can easily get a new MEK and Moog LP Stage for about that!
Yes, the inclusion of three oscillators is impressive in this day and age but with only one LFO and one envelope it's cutting it short on the old sonic possibles. To top it off: no patch memory, no MIDI, no hard sync and missing the extra performance wheel really don't help.
I know they aren't exactly a large corporate business so can't cut the cost from buying and manufacturing in bulk or sourcing labour from China, but it'll be hard to compete - especially when the Prophet-8 will only cost around £1000 when it's released!
As it stands I'd rather have a Moog LP for £800. And if I wanted a knobby vintage I'd take an Octave Cat, Roland SH-2 or Pro-One from around half the price to 3/4 of that.
Good find though JS.