Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

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Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Post by Hair » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:13 pm

Just saw this on Big City Music, mfr's page with lots of videos: http://www.modemachines.com/en/products/?id=2

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* 2 x VCO´s ( 2 waveforms - saw & pulse)
* 1 x VCF (low pass filter 24dB - Moog cascade)
* 1 x VCA
* 1 x Noise
* 1 x Ring modulator
* 1 x Sub oscillator (-2 octaves)
* 2 x LFO (various waveforms and routings)
* 2 x ENV (ADSR for the VCA and AD for the VCF)
* MIDI-CV-Interface with 2 x CV and GATE
* Audio IN
* Audio OUT
* MIDI IN/THRU

Coming in at $800, looks like yet another capable analog mono desktop joins the ranks of the Slim Phatty, SEM, Dark Energy, Mono Lancet, MFB Synth II/zwergs etc. I imagine the CV jacks on the back are outputs?

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Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Post by OntarioHydro » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:28 pm

They would certainly be inputs.

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Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Post by space6oy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:32 pm

sweet jeebus, that company also makes a phaser pedal higher priced than a moog and a freaking eighteen THOUSAND dollar compressor? :shock:

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Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Post by mharris80 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:43 pm

space6oy wrote:sweet jeebus, that company also makes a phaser pedal higher priced than a moog and a freaking eighteen THOUSAND dollar compressor? :shock:
Oh, but it's a Fairchild clone. Lots of mojo there, dont'cha know. :D

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Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Post by James Mandible » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:25 am

Everything I've heard about that phaser pedal they make has been overwhelmingly positive. This sounds pretty neat, and I am stoked on the knobbiness of it.

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Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:59 am

Meh... Do we need another uninspired analog monosynth?
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Post by dustinh » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:54 am

I just saw this today for the first time, too. Looks sharp. Yet another modern analog sub $1000 synth to think about :p.

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Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Post by Jay200MPH » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:30 am

Not to be "that guy", but after having a friend's Mode Machines x0xb0x apart a while ago I would be VERY hesitant to drop serious money on anything from them. It was a mess of shoddy workmanship and poor quality components (some of which were flat out wrong), and the two PCBs were mismatched from different manufacturers.

Maybe their higher-end stuff has a little better quality control, but seeing the fruits of their manufacturing process first hand didn't leave me with a great impression.

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