Notes: Diverse sound engines include the FM SYNTH, the 8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH that allows editing and morphing, the DNA Explorer that can be used to examine and alter waveforms from captured audio, the SAND FLUTE noise engine, and the SiGRINDER granular synthesizer.
From the day you put your hands on the ELZ_1, you will become a sound adventurer.
Start a journey in search of exciting sounds that are unique to this world.
A step sequencer with up to 64 steps and 6-voices has been added in Version 2.
- Length of 1 to 64 steps
- Real-time and step recording
- Notes between steps can be tied
- Up to 128 patterns can be created
- Build sequences in real time during live performances using the five real-time recording modes (add/overwrite tied notes, add/overwrite one-step notes, erase notes)
- Import/export sequence data
Sync with external clock signals (Compatible with volca series and Pocket Operator series):
By connecting a device that outputs a clock pulse of less than 5V*, which includes KORG volcas and Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators, to the ELZ_1 AUX IN jack, their step sequencers and arpeggiators can be synchronized.
- With a Pocket Operator, both the clock signal and mono audio signal can be input by connecting with a stereo mini pin cable
- Using the SYNC THRU function, the clock signal can be output from the headphone jack, allowing multiple devices that support synchronization to be chained
Parameters that support modulation have been added to SONICWARE's unique DNA EXPLORER, SiGRINDER and SAND FLUTE synth engines. All the parameters of these synth engines can be modulated with an LFO or envelope.
- Real-time modulation of the EXPLORE parameter in DNA EXPLORER and the DIG parameter in SiGRINDER makes the sounds of these synth engines even more dynamic and further enhances their organic characteristics.
- By adding a GLIDE parameter to the MONO and LEGATO modes of the SAND FLUTE noise engine, the noise sound of different pitches can be tied together smoothly, increasing the expressiveness of this synth.
49 key edition synthesiser with music production software suite
Notes: Improving an already-winning formula of superb sound quality, huge power (including 128 note polyphony!), a sleek compact chassis and a great price, MX49 Version 2 adds iPad, iPhone and iPod touch audio/MIDI class compliancy.
Yamaha's MX Series synthesisers feature carefully-selected sounds taken from the award-winning Motif XS. But the MX49 isn't just a synthesiser; it also bridges the gap between hardware and software. Its class-compliant USB audio/MIDI connection massively simplifies music production with your favourite DAW, whether you use macOS, iOS or Windows.
Handy DAW and VST controls are built into the MX49, perfect for using with the included software for macOS and Windows: Cubase AI, YC3B Organ Synthesiser VST and Prologue Analogue Synthesiser VST.
And, for producers using iOS, the MX49 Version 2 will unlock both Steinberg's Cubasis app and Yamaha's own FM Essential synthesizer app for iOS.
Notes: The Arpopone from LepLoop is a little synth-voice for generating a melody or bass line and a chord section at the same time. It is based on analog ramp dividers of which each one generates a voltage ramp starting from a master clock that can be internal or external.
Trig1 and Trig2 potentiometers set the number of clock pulses.
With the Trig Mix switch it is possible to select between a single trigger (1 or 2) or both (1+2) to advance the scales.
The Scale Step potentiometer sets the number of steps for the two scale generators.
In the mixer section, the two scales are summed together to obtain a more complex pattern. The amount of each scale can be set by two controls and can be positive (ascending scale) or negative (descending scale).
With the VCO Pitch knob, the melody can be transposed while maintaining the same interval between notes.
The note generated by the VCO is fed to a chain of dividers to obtain four sub harmonics of the original note. One of these is the bass section with its own filter and envelope, the other three form the chord section with their envelope.
The two envelope sections are identical, both have a selector for different trigger sources:
Trig1 & Trig2: the envelope starts at the flash of the green LED (bass) or yellow LED (chord)
SB1 & SB2: the envelope starts at the first step of Scale1 (bass) or Scale2 (chord)
White & Blue: the envelope follows the intensity of the white LED (bass) or the blue LED (chord). Except for this setting the envelope length is set by the two controls Bass ENV and Chord ENV. Additionally, an EXT CV input allows to provide an external envelope.
The bass channel is passed through a resonant low-pass filter with Cutoff and Resonance control.
Finally the Bass and Chord channels are mixed together. The output level is set by the Bass LEV and Chord LEV controls.