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Analogue Solutions Leipzig SK Keyboard Monosynth

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Analogue Solutions are proud to announce availability of Leipzig-S, the latest addition to its lengthening line of critically-acclaimed, quality-crafted boutique designs from founder Tom Carpenter in the true spirit of vintage analogue synthesisers befitting the true analogue synth enthusiast.

Evolving from its namesake Leipzig (rack-mounting) and Leipzig-k (keyboard-endowed) analogue monosynth predecessors, the rack-mountable/tabletop Leipzig-S literally goes several steps further by incorporating an in-built eight-step analogue sequencer that can be used to produce simple melodic lines as well as acting as a modulation source to affect the filter cutoff (or to create additional effects, depending on other control settings). VCO1, VCO2, and the VCF are all available as sequencer destinations; seemingly simple, yet favourably flexible, the step sequencer can be creatively controlled (clocked) by multiple sources, at audio frequencies (using VCO2 as a clock source), or using the output of the sequencer itself as an audio source to be played via MIDI while the eight step controls then alter the waveform/tonal content, for example, such are the adventurous advantages of packaging an analogue step sequencer with a true analogue monosynth.

The entire design is traditional early-eighties analogue (voice and modulation) circuitry, comprised entirely of discrete components and op-amps (bar, of course, the digital sequencer controller and MIDI-CV interfacing); since the Leipzig-S is a strictly no-memory affair, all controls are not quantised, resulting in an authentically vintage sound, replete with musically desirable quirks and subtle artifacts (much in the same way that, say, a valve amp or vinyl record adds sonic character), unlike some other modern analogue synths that arguably sound almost as perfect as DSP analogue modelling.

With electronic percussion having influenced the choice of routings, the Leipzig-S boasts a huge range of modulation possibilities to facilitate creating the widest possible range of sounds, including deep basses, sound effects, analogue loops and (obviously) electronic drum sounds. With this, his latest design, true analogue synth enthusiast Tom Carpenter is confident that he has achieved a modern analogue synth that truly does sound vintage.

The SK is almost identical to the S. But with the addition of a MIDI controller keyboard.

  • Pure analogue voice and modulation circuitry
  • Fat Moog style transistor ladder filter
  • 2 x VCOs with glide and sub-VCOs
  • Plenty of modulation routing possibilities
  • Analogue step sequencer with plenty of clocking options
  • Audio input so can be used as a sound processor
  • Rugged steel/aluminium construction
  • MIDI input for software sequencer control
  • LCD to enable editing of keyboard set-up (transpose, pitch bend range, retrig, etc)
  • Internal power supply
  • Because each parameter is not under solid CPU control, each parameter has that tiny analogue drift that adds so much to character
  • None of the parameters or controls are quantised. So when you turn a knob, you are turning a resistor that affects a real analogue circuits
Oscillators Osc sync & cross-mod
Keyboard Semi-weighted, 37 keys
Inputs 1/4" CV inputs
Outputs 1/4" CV outputs, headphone socket
Controls Pitch and mod wheels

Returns and refunds are arranged through our customer services department who can be contacted through the customer services form.

You should not return any items to us without contacting us by email or phone first. Any faulty, incorrect or unwanted items should be returned with an "Authorised Returns Number" - this number will be given to you via email or phone by a customer services representative.

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