Analogue Solutions has released details of Maximus, which they describe as a mega-polysynth. They say that it make its public debut at Synthfest UK in Sheffield on October 7th. We will bring you more details from Synthfest but in the meantime here's a statement from Analogue Solutions...
Tom Carpenter is excited to introduce Maximus, an exciting new mega-polysynth with a design ethos truly from the dawn of analog synths. It is more than a powerful analogue 'workstation' - it is also art, architecture, exquisite studio furniture.
Although we label this as a polysynth - it is so much more. We can't think of a label to give this synth since it is so much more than that.
When you think of polysynth you think of flat synths with one set of controls that control all voices equally. By giving Maximus independent controls for every voice, you have more freedom to create unique styles of poly sounds impossible on traditional polysynths, whether they are hardware or software. You can dial up 'traditional' poly sounds (pads etc) or have something unimaginable different.
Because you can never dial up each voice completely identically, standard polys pads will sounds superbly vintage. All the voice and modulation circuits are of course 100% analog. We purposely steered away from digital, aside from of course the digital needed in MIDI and the mini-sequencers.
This synth is purely for those who want it just as it was in the 1970s - but new with parts still in production. For those who want a synth that could have been built in the 70s.
There are no gimmicks - this is pure synthesiser. A huge sound enclosed in a solid metal case wrapped in solid hardwood. No expense has been spared to bring this incredible machine to life.
Pricing and Availability:
Batch 1 is available to order now.
AS300 main unit: £19900 Launch price - batch 1 only
AS400 optional keyboard: £1800 Launch price - batch 1 only
excluding crate, shipping and tax (all if applicable)
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