Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

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Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:50 pm

Wow, just wow...

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by musomark » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Wow, wow, wow! :D

Proud to be British.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Hybrid88 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:37 pm

Damn, that thing's a beaut! :)

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by zoomtheline » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:39 pm

Oh My!

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Psy_Free » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:57 pm

I want one.
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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by moodorf » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:27 pm

I'm not impressed.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:38 pm

Sounds really good, but not particularly daring in its specs. That screen is really nice though.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by seamonkey » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:09 am

More info on their website. http://www.modulus.me/
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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Kenneth » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:49 am

$5200 USD? Uhmmm.... Excuse me, but I am currently under the impression that the DSI Prophet 12 will give me the same (if not more) functionality and sound for less than half that. Correct me if I'm wrong, though.
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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Percivale » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:52 am

Goodie! But out of my budget.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:24 am

What's an Andy go for these days? More than this will be new I reckon. Sounds pretty nice, not to sure about the industrial design but hey, that's a personal taste thing.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by Walter Ego » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:45 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:What's an Andy go for these days? More than this will be new I reckon. Sounds pretty nice, not to sure about the industrial design but hey, that's a personal taste thing.
They're still in the $3500-4500 range on the used market.
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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by GuyaGuy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:46 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:What's an Andy go for these days? More than this will be new I reckon. Sounds pretty nice, not to sure about the industrial design but hey, that's a personal taste thing.
Around $3K vs $5K actually. But it sounds like they're going for full-on pro quality. It's the first modern-looking display I've seen...pretty much ever. Most guys here complain about quality of things like Blofeld encoders, Moog MIDI implementation, DSI software, cheap Minibrute knobs, etc. This just shows what it costs if you want full-on top notch quality. Then again it could turn out to be flaky as h**l! :D

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by pflosi » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:09 am

Very nice. It was about time for more high quality polys.

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Re: Modulus 002 --- new synth from UK

Post by seamonkey » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:48 pm

Kenneth wrote:$5200 USD? Uhmmm.... Excuse me, but I am currently under the impression that the DSI Prophet 12 will give me the same (if not more) functionality and sound for less than half that. Correct me if I'm wrong, though.
Different synth, different developers, much smaller company than DSI.

People are always shouting how they want new poly analogs to be developed and released, and then when one is finally released the negativity starts.
I for one am happy a company, especially a small company like this would take a chance on manufacturing a polyphonic analog synth.
Even the big boys such as Korg have shied away from it because of the cost it takes to make one, and because it's still an unknown if enough will sell to make it profitable.

I was part of the 3 year long Solaris investment as an early pre-order and lived through all the setbacks, delays, andcosts that John and we as investors had to deal with.
JB kept all of us fully updated via emails through the whole process and believe me the thing was an absolute nightmare at times for him and us as well.

It's not easy as a small company to get something like this manufactured, so my hats off to these guys.
I wish them great success, and competition can only make things better for all of us by giving us a choice, and if successful give the larger companies such as Korg a reason to jump into the poly analog field.

btw, we both have Voyagers and thought nothing of spending thousands on a mono synth. ;)
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