Macbeth X-Factor analoge synth

Posted: 4. f 2009 in synthesizer
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Macbeth Studio Systems, makers of the cool M5N modular synth, has a new small keyboard synth in production. Its called the X-Factor and it looks like this (click for a big version):

macbeth_x-factor1

I know, this small picture makes it look like a VST-plugin, but this one is real harware

Features include:

  • 3 oscillators with the usual waveforms, but also sine wave
  • Oscilaltor section has some additional parameters (pulse-width, symmetry, envelope  amount)
  • Modulator (that’s another name for LFO) – can be used for oscillator, filter and fm-modulation
  • Pink & white noise and external input
  • Filter/ Resonator
  • 2 envelope generators
  • Reverb! That’s a welcome feature
  • Keyboard with 44 keys (3.5 octaves)
  • Pitch bend and mod wheel
  • CV inputs and gate
  • Additional separate CV inputs to oscillators and filter
  • Separate outputs for oscillators, noise, LFO/Modulator and envelope generators

That’s a great set of features! No price and release date yet.

For more on Macbeth, here’s the page: http://www.macbethstudiosystems.com/

Similar product is the Analogue Solutions Leipzig-k keyboard, but this one has only 2 oscillators

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