Mono Lancet ’15 might be small-sized device, despite it is a bona fide analogue synthesizer. Two oscillators and a noise generator are the foundation for its sound. Together with the musical lowpass filter and VCA it’s capable of producing warm and precious sounds full of character. Beside its audio qualities Mono Lancet ’15 has a dead simple and intuitive user interface. Each parameter has its own control.
The Korg Monologue is a compact monophonic analog synthesizer with dual oscillators, an onboard step sequencer and preset patches written by Aphex Twin. Built in the spirit of the highly popular Minilogue, this fully programmable 25-key synth features mono-optimized VCOs capable of microtuning, with a new drive circuit to bring some extra hair to your sound. The step sequencer gives you 16 dedicated step buttons, the ability to transpose the sequence via key triggering and storage of up to four knob movements.
The Korg Volca FM synthesizer module is like a portable version of the legendary DX7 FM synth — it can even accept original DX7 patch data! And the sound engine is exactly what you'd expect from that classic FM synth: six operators are ready to create clanging metallic tones, ripping leads, subsonic basses, and all manner of special effects. The built-in 16-step sequencer with Motion Sequence allows you to record knob twists as well as note data for more sonic animation. Twist your patterns with Warp Active Step, Pattern Chain, or with the Arpeggiator, and use the lush onboard chorus effect to add shimmer to your sounds.
The Dreadbox Nyx Analogue Paraphonic Synthesizer is equipped with two VCOs with separate glide controls and a triangle wave LFO. The Dreadbox Nyx features a paraphonic, semi-modular configuration that allows you to trigger multiple notes at once for added flexibility when creating sounds. An analogue circuitry provides the warmth and grit you would typically associate with older synthesizers. This delivers a true modular experience with immense depth and character to your tone.
The Dreadbox Erebus v3 Duophonic Synthesizer boasts big analog tone that is sure to sit confidently in your mix. Featuring three vibrant oscillators (with auto-tuning to prevent drift), you've got a lot of sound-shaping potential between its 12dB resonant multimode filter, triple ring modulator, and lo-fi echo. An LFO plus an assignable ADSR envelope with looping capability offer creative modulation potential. Complete with an analog clock generator, MIDI to CV conversion, and 35-point patchbay for integrating with your modular rig, the Dreadbox Erebus v3 is a formidable synth module that's ready to integrate with practically any setup.
The Jupiter-8 was Roland's first truly professional analog synthesizer. The Jupiter-8 features 16 rich analog oscillators at 2 per voice, eight voice polyphony and easy programming! At eight voices you can get some pretty thick analog sounds. Easy and intuitive programming via front panel sliders, knobs and buttons for all your tweaking needs. The legacy of the Jupiter synthesizers is due to their unique voice architecture and design, creating sounds that were so unreal and amazing that they have to be heard!
A controller is a vital part of any music production setup, but choosing the right one can be a dilemma. You want a unit with the flexibility to drive all your MIDI and CV/GATE-equipped analog gear. You need to connect to the huge range of music-making apps for tablets and smartphones. And as a modern musician moving from gig to gig, you need to be able to work on projects whenever inspiration strikes. The Roland A-01 ticks all of your boxes—whether you want to warm up backstage, control every element of an elaborate home studio setup, or create original music from scratch, this flexible controller and sound generator is your one-stop solution.
Released in 1987, the Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer is easily one of the most influential keyboards ever made. This revolutionary instrument helped define the sound of the late ‘80s with its instantly recognizable mix of sampled attacks and synthesized sustaining waveforms, plus built-in chorus, reverb, and EQ. It’s the basis of classic tracks in a wide range of genres including synth pop, new wave, new jack, and R&B, and can be heard in countless film scores of the era. With the Roland D-05, you get the iconic sound and dedicated control of the D-50 in a modern device that perfectly recreates the legendary synth down to its finest details.
The Roland Boutique JX-03 module continues the legacy of the JX-3P synth. The original model was launched when button-driven interfaces were popular, so it was designed to give immediate access to preset sounds. It was actually highly programmable though, especially when used with the optional PG-200 controller that added 24 rotary knobs for instant sonic sculpting.
A collaborative effort from Roland and Studio Electronics, the SE-02 is the debut product of the new Roland Boutique Designer Series. The SE-02 uses authentic discrete analog circuitry to create a synthesizer with a distinctly vintage sound and vast programming options. With an array of high-quality knobs and switches and a uniquely creative onboard sequencer, the SE-02 delivers massive tone and texture with expressive hands-on control.