Analogue Solutions announces availability of Leipzig-S, the latest addition to its line of designs from founder Tom Carpenter, in the spirit of vintage analogue synthesisers.
Evolving from its namesake Leipzig (rack-mounting) andLeipzig-k (keyboard-endowed) analogue monosynth predecessors, the rack-mountable/tabletop Leipzig-S incorporates a built-in 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. The step sequencer can be 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.
The design is traditional early-Eighties analogue (voice and modulation) circuitry, comprised of components and op-amps (bar, of course, the digital sequencer controller and MIDI-CV interfacing); since the Leipzig-S is a no-memory affair, all controls are not quantised, resulting in a vintage sound, with quirks and artifacts (in the same way that, say, a valve amp or vinyl record adds sonic character).
The Leipzig-S features a range of modulation possibilities to facilitate creating a range of sounds, including deep basses, sound effects, analogue loops, and electronic drum sounds.
Leipzig-S is available to order directly from Analogue Solutions for £649 GBP (excluding tax and delivery) — delivery is approximately four weeks from receipt of payment — or through one of their dealers.
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