A real polyphonic synthesizer with character.
Synth-8 is a two-oscillators eight-voices synthesizer with a faithful reproduction of a classic American multimode analog filter with saturation, 12dB and 24dB roll off and gritty resonance. The synth architecture is easy to understand and operate but has unique features: classical waveforms with wave shaping and detuned doubling of the oscillators with “Fat” modes, dedicated envelope for the noise, Ring Mod, Hard Sync for all oscillator modes, velocity controls for filters and envelopes.
Finally, the Unison modes allow stacking up to 8 voices: with “Fat” oscillators this makes a total of 32 detuned oscillators at once! The module panel provides quick access to user’s preferred parameters by four assignable knobs. These can be also used to tweak many other parameters arranged in rows that can be navigated through dedicated buttons.
The Legend ’70s Editor has a whole screen to control the synthesizer in real-time and make the editing of new patches simple as having a real panel in your hands.
The synthesizer comes with lots of pre-sets that can be selected and tweaked and stored in the Legend ’70s programs.
Last but not least, the Synth-8 module also offers a dedicated arpeggiator section, capable of cyclically playing the notes in the desired order, and 4×16 sequences that can be assigned to the generation parameters.
|Polyphony||8 notes (dependent on voices used per note)|
|Voice||2 oscillators, 1 noise generator, 1 multimode filter, 1 amplifier envelope generator, 1 filter and pitch envelope generator, 1 ring modulator, 2 LFOs|
|Oscillators waveforms||5 Saws, 5 Triangles, 6 Pulses|
|LFO waveforms||Triangle, Sine, Sawtooth, Rev Saw, Square, Vintage Sine, Parabola, Random, Step Random|
|Filter||Low Pass, Band, Pass, High Pass, Notch 12-24 dB/oct Resonance Drive (post filter) Frequency control by note (Keytrack) and velocity (Velocity Amount)|
|Amplifier envelope generator||ADSR to amplifier with control by note velocity (Velocity Amount)|
|Filter and pitch envelope generator||ADR to filter and pitch with control by note velocity (Velocity Amount)|
|Modulation sources||LFO 1, LFO 2, amplifier envelope, filter envelope, pitch envelope, modulation wheel, foot controller 1/2, note velocity, pitch bender|
|Modulation destinations||Oscillators 1 and 2 pitch, oscillator 1 pitch, oscillator 2 pitch, noise level, filter frequency, amp level, pulse width|
|Voice mode||Poly, Mono, Legato, 9 Unison, Portamento|
|Noise generator||White, pink, with decay and level controls|
|Arpeggiator||Up, Down, Up+Down, Random, Up2, Down2, Up+Down2, Random2, Up3, Down3, Up+Down3, Random3|
|Step sequencer||50 factory sequences, 8 user programmable sequences|
|Sync||With instrument master tempo for LFO, arpeggiator, step sequencer, also controllable by modulation wheel or foot controller 1/2|
|Controls||On/Off, Volume, 28 parameters controllable by 4 knobs|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||17 x 7,5 x 1,5 cm / 6,69' x 2.95' x 0.59'|
|Weight||0.25 Kg / 0,55 Lbs|