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The word "8-fold storable modular system" would describe this unit in
a much better fashion, and exactly this is the SunSyn.
Each voice is a monophonic complex synthesizer of its own.
The special idea of
the SunSyn is the following list of features:
- 2 analog VCOs
- 2 digital wavetables/samples - uploadable
- Analog x-pole filters with morphing
- Analog envelopes
- Digital LFOs
- Analog routing matrix, which takes 50% of the hardware space on each voice card.
Means, the best of all worlds unified in one hardware.
is most powerful if it is STOREABLE and you can control it by midi with
a computer. Otherwise you start again from scratch each time you have a wonderful sounding preset...
* Oscillator Section
Every SunSyn voice has two true analog oscillators, built up
in discrete circuit technology and featuring the classic waveforms saw,
square and pulse with pulse width modulation.
every voice has two so called RCOs (Ramp Controlled Oscillator).
the first time digital waveforms can be mixed with true analog VCOs.
digital waveforms become alive like never before and open up new
dimensions of sound estethics. That makes a total of 4 oscillators per
The RCOs are organized in 7 wave sets with 252 waveforms each that are stored in the internal flash memory. These can be uploaded with a free SunSyn Wave Editor tool by midi dump.
The RCOs are also capable to play back short samples and to digitally FM modulate themselves or serve as a modulation source in the analog routing matrix.
* Filter Section
The filter section contains a fully configurable 4 pole true
analog filter. On each pole, high/lowpass characteristics and
coefficients (i.e. the basic cutoff frequency for each pole) can be
adjusted individually. So you have the possibility to crossfade
continously from a typical Moog 4pole to an 18db - 303 lowpass to an
Oberheim-like 2pole filter.
Additionally, using the HP/LP
switching for each pole, it is possible to create the most spacy
bandpass- and highpass-filter sounds.
Furthermore, you can store all filter-parameters in 2 scenes and MORPH (in the analog domain!) between them.
According to the machines conception, both envelopes are
discreet analog circuits and super fast. One can be inverted. Typical
envelope modulation paths are hard wired and have their own knob on the
There are two LFOs
per voice. Each one can be delayd or applied to events. Waveforms are
triangle, saw up/down, square and random. The rate is adjustible between
approx. 1kHz and 0,02Hz to create super slow sweeps.
One of the most exiting innovations of the SunSyn is the
routing system. It turns the SunSyn into an 8-voice modular synth with
programmable routing system. And it is absolutely easy to use.
In addition to the fixed routings (e.g. Env1->VCA) you have 4
flexible and programmable routing paths per voice, called Routing
| Source 1|
(1 of 8)
|+ Source 2|
(1 of 8)
(1 of 8)
(1 of 8)
| VCO1 S |
|VCO2 S |
|VCO1 FM |
You can picture routing elements as a
modular system's cable, with two inputs (sources) and one output
(destination). They are connected by an electronically controlled knob
(modifier) to control the intensity.
The intensity itself
can be modulated by any Midi-Controller (e.g. controller, velocity,
aftertouch) or by an analog audio-signal from the SunSyn. So you create
Besides that, the signals of each
voice can modulate among each other. Up to now, this was only possible
with 'real' (and huge) modular systems.
of course in the analog domain. Therefore no operation is limited by
fixed point calculation errors (as in DSPs), but instead offers full
dynamic-range for chaotic effects which apear on many modulations.
Every modulation path is easy edited and understandable by one single view on the front panel.
Both VCOs are cross-modulated. This needs 2 Routing Elements,
one for each voice. The intensity of the modulation can be controlled by
e.g. key velocity. But this is just for starters.
same time, an external audio signal is mixed with noise and cutted into
pieces by LFO1 and is mixed into the filter input.
there still remains one Routing Element to e.g. ringmodulate RCO1and
RCO2, and let the result modulate the VCA amount (if RCO2 is the source
and RCO1 the modifier, both signals get multiplied; the result is a ring
The final sound result should be spaced out in every sense of the word.
* Control Panel
There is a knob or lighted button on the control panel for every important function. All in all, there are 40 of them.
The SunSyn has a 48 character-LCD with 4 soft-controllers and 4
soft-buttons to handle several edit-menues in an easy way.
A three character LED shows programm number and the actual parameter value.
* Sound storage
The SunSyns internal memory can handle 256 single sounds, 128 multis and 7 wavesets.
All knob movements and keypad events are sent and received as Midi controller data.
We will deliver editor templates for the best known software sequencer systems.
* In / Outputs
The SunSyn has a stereo-out. Stereo-panning can be modulated
by an own LFO. There are also 8 freely routable individual outs. All out
sockets are electronically balanced tip/ring on 1/4 inch jacks. The
headphone-out has its own volume knob.
Besides that there
is a stereo input to send external audio signals or control voltages
into the SunSyns routing system.
* Power supply
The SunSyn has an internal power supply. It is a clean and
computer controlled audio power supply, specially designed to avoid any
unwanted effects to the audio circuits. The line voltage is switchable
230/110V and the power cable is removable.
The SunSyn Mk2 is housed in a solid metal case with wooden side
It can be used as desktop unit or can be turned into a 19" rack
unit by removing the end woods and turning around the metal sides underneath the woods.
The SunSyn Mk2 is available in white or black color with purple stripes. At your choice are standard black plastic knobs as well as fine metal knobs in gold, ruthenium or black with a shining surface.
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