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New monster analog poly-synth

Post by adamstan » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:39 am

Matrixsynth posted about new Schmidt analog poly synth.
It has presets, it has 7 filters (3 ladder type, 4 state variable 12 dB set up as 2 ‘dual filters’) and 4 Oscs - each osc is a bit different. Something like 107 knobs on the thing!
I'd suspect an April Fool joke, but it was posted yesterday. Looks amazing
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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by smoothcriminal » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:44 am

If it's a polysynth, what's the polyphony? Does that qualify as the most insane synthesizer ever produced, then?

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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by Yoozer » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:52 am

8 voices, 4 osc per voive, 7 filter types.

Someone remind me why everyone was holding their breath for Roland again, please?
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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:25 am

It's no Bahn Sage.
Yoozer wrote:Someone remind me why everyone was holding their breath for Roland again, please?
Because people have no imagination. Instead of hoping for the future and all the possibilities it might bring they look to the past.

Synths used to be about making the sounds we'd hear in the future, now it's all about being retro. How stupid.

Hang on, am I getting nostalgic for a time when synths weren't about nostalgia? :D

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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by Syn303 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:27 am

I can imagine the Roland reps at Messe, seeing this thing, then looking at their JP-80, and going "oh s**t, we're f***ed!!!!"
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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by maindeglorie » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:55 am

Syn303 wrote:I can imagine the Roland reps at Messe, seeing this thing, then looking at their JP-80, and going "oh s**t, we're f***ed!!!!"
I can't. Two COMPLETELY different instruments for two completely different target audiences.

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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by monolith » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:00 am

That looks fun, if not a little daunting!

maindeglorie wrote:
Syn303 wrote:I can imagine the Roland reps at Messe, seeing this thing, then looking at their JP-80, and going "oh s**t, we're f***ed!!!!"
I can't. Two COMPLETELY different instruments for two completely different target audiences.
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It's funny how much effort you put into hating modern roland stuff, on this forum and elsewhere. Relax... all that negativity will give you cancer. :drinks:

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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by Yoozer » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:14 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:It's no Bahn Sage.
:lol:
Because people have no imagination. Instead of hoping for the future and all the possibilities it might bring they look to the past.
That, and "If it would've been a real reissue, it means real JP8s won't cost $7K anymore, kind of how like the SEMs dropped in price, and then I can buy an old one for cheap and be cool while the rest of the people jump on the new JP80!"

The future ended 30 years ago, I guess.
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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by Syn303 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:14 am

maindeglorie wrote:I can't. Two COMPLETELY different instruments for two completely different target audiences.
Of course it is, but i know things you don't, so let's leave it there shall we! :)
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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:36 am

Syn303 wrote:I can imagine the Roland reps at Messe, seeing this thing, then looking at their JP-80, and going "oh s**t, we're f***ed!!!!"
I doubt that very much. Roland have done their homework, researched their markets and they realise that they'll sell more JP80s for cheaper than this will be. If anything Roland reps might have a little bit of a chuckle and joke about how Schmidt will probably sell about 10 and then go under.

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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by Psy_Free » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:42 am

That looks incredible, could a synth have any more knobs & LEDs ? It weighs 55 Kilos (with a travel case), must have some serious business going on under the hood, unless the travel case is made of gold. Be very interesting to hear it.
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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by StepLogik » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:35 am

a cs-80 "back breaker" for the modern era :lol: they should have called it WOPR.

that synth is astonishing to look at - look at all that hardware! i see an LCD but it looks like the synth is pretty much fully controlled by the panel controls. i can't wait to hear it.

anyone care to wager on the price? i'm guessing USD $8k.

4 osc per voice. wow.

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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by zoomtheline » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:37 am

Damn the things way out of my league... another dream machine.

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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by cornutt » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:09 pm

Looks a lot like the Bahn Sage to me... :o
Switches, knobs, buttons, LEDs, LCD screens, monitors, keys, mice, jacks, sockets. Now two joysticks!

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Re: New monster analog poly-synth

Post by Purity_Control » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:11 pm

Synths used to be about making the sounds we'd hear in the future
Only a future where we all lived on the moon and wore tinfoil suits... it never came. :?

This synth looks excessive. In a not good way. I'll defer proper judgement until I've heard what it sounds like.

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