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Sledge, Digital Synth from Fatar / Studiologic.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Alain_DX707/11/2014

Alain_DX7's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good machine"

Fatar / Studiologic Sledge
5 octaves.
Chorus, phaser, flanger (1 effect at a time) adjustable speed and depth.
Reverb and echo (1 time) adjustable in intensity and duration.
Pitch bend, modulation wheel, sustain.
Mono and stereo outputs. Midi and USB (software exchange provided Windows and Mac).
Poly 16.

UTILIZATION

Absolute clarity as to the heyday of knobs: each section is clearly identifiable. Hyper Edition easy.

Manual supplied with the French non synth absent from CD-ROM! You have to download on the site Studiologic. Apparently, the French is not the height of the staff. Making contact by email gives a succinct message via an automatic translator ... Yeah, blah, blah ... and rebof

The manual also mentions an information table Onde available separately. Super. Unless it is absolutely untraceable. What is perplexing.

But once you download the manual, it is verified that 95% of the parameters are obvious, even without the manual. So the machine side, it's really great.

SOUNDS

My impression is that it can be very varied in style sounds.
The effects are mild with only two parameters for each, this is not enough. The reverb is very cold (requires for update, hope it will fix the OS v.2.00).

Question realism: this term seems to be used only imitations of instruments. I have not tried everything, but Sledge allows precise work up the harmonic spectrum, and some tests plucked strings and organ pipes impressed me when the rendering quality. In fact, this quality is also found on the pure creation.

OVERALL OPINION

I own this synth for 1 month. I compare primarily with other vintage synths. I think it offers a near souplessse a Roland JP-8. Sound quality side, it is probably higher (that said remaining on conventional forms of wave).

The feature I like most is the existence of three oscillators.
The feature I like least is the routing LFO too global departures, sometimes frustrating!
I added a feature that I do not quite understand: the noise generator (white and pink) which is just sent into the filter. No possible modulation by noise; that's really a shame!
julien.georges106/16/2014

julien.georges1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" enjoyment of the game"

Fatar / Studiologic Sledge
• 32 Pots
• 3 chicken head rotary switches (7 positions)
• 1 rotary encoder with push function
• 2 x 16 digits backlit LCD
• High Quality Pitch and Mod Wheel
• up to 999 Sounds
• fast and efficient sound selection via numeric keypad

• 2 fast LFOs per voice contents, each with adjustable Speed ​​and Depth
• 1 extra modulation routing for Mod Wheel, with adjustable Speed ​​and Depth
- Shape: Sawtooth, Rectangular, Triangle, Sine, Sample & Hold, Ramp
- Destination: Osc 1, Osc2, OCS3, PWM / Wave / FM, Volume, Filter Cutoff

• 16 Voices polyphony
• Monophonic Mode with single or multiple trigger

• 3 Oscillators per voice
- Range from 64 'to 1' Each
- Shapes: Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Sine, Pulse (with Pulse Width Modulation)
- Oscillator 1 with 66 Original PPG Wavetables

• Frequency Modulation of sine and triangle
• Oscillator Hardsync (Osc 2 to Osc 3)

• Noise Generator with selectable white and pink noise

• Mixer with Volume and On / Off switch the for each Oscillator and Noise

• 1 Multi Mode Filter per voice
- 24 / 12dB
- Lowpass
- Highpass
- Bandpass
- Resonance up to Self-Oscillation and beyond
- Adjustable Keytrack and Drive

• 2 fast Envelopes per voice (filter / amplifier)

• Powerful Arpeggiator
- Latch mode
- Syncable to MIDI Clock
- Direction Up, Down, Alternate
- Range up to 10 Octaves

• 2 Effects simultaneuous
- Effect 1: Chorus / Phaser / Flanger
- Effect 2: Reverb / Delay

• sturdy, lightweight enclosure (less than 10 KG)
• high quality, 5 octaves Fatar TP 9 keyboard

• Master Volume Control • Power Switch
• Stereo line output
• Headphone output
• Expression pedal input
• MIDI in and out

• USB connector for MIDI in / out
- Uses standard USB MIDI driver provided by host computer OS
- Windows ME minimum, Windows XP or newer recommended
- Mac OS X 10.2 minimum, Mac OS X 10.3 or newer recommended

UTILIZATION

Childish, everything facade. We take the beast in hand in less than ten minutes (if we know a little synthetic bases its course).

SOUNDS

Waldorf is the engine, the sounds are very nice, even if sometimes we lack a bit of power (as many VA).

I like the delay and chorus, a little less reverb (matter of taste).

It is up to you to do the job, the preset is pretty lame, but the principle here is from zero to compose his little sound itself.

What is missing from this machine is multi timbralité

OVERALL OPINION

I for 5 months and I do not stop using it, surotu for compound slicks or lead sounds and some good space.

I had an Alesis Ion, and his little brother (Micron) before investing in this sledge I've tried a lot. Micro Korg, a bolfeld, Roland Gaia, Novation Ultranova, maudio Venom. There's no picture here was a real instrument, this is what decided me, the knob is beefy, the keyboard has a super hit, there is not the toy What effect its competitors. everything is facade, it is a pleasure to find sounds and play with live. The only thing missing is the multitimbral.

Over time I would do this choice without hesitation.
vinsynte03/24/2013

vinsynte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" not rely on first impressions!"

Fatar / Studiologic Sledge
16 channels polyphonic synth with 3 oscillators modeling analog (wavetable osc on the first).
1 knob / fonction.Un arpeggiator, 2 blocks effects (chorus or flanger or phaser) and (a reverb or delay mono analog)
Monophonic synth with mono or stereo output / midi in out / headphone / usb
I do not dwell on the more specific features that you will find easily.

UTILIZATION

The Sledge is easy to use as each knob has its function (as an analog of the 80's), I did not have to consult the manual.
To set a sound you go to a factory preset (100 and disappointing) or you're starting from scratch (osc / vcf / vca / lfo 's / effects).
The Sledge makes you want programer, the front panel is off, the knobs are large and clear screen.

SOUNDS

Tangerine Dream fan of early 80 (ppg wave2.2/jupiter 8/prophet5 ...)
The Sledge is exclusively oriented electro, no samples or pcm in the machine.
I have a couple of all kinds of machines (ancient and modern analog, analog modeling synths, digital) Well I put it aside, it sounds Oberheim, prophet, ppg (wavetable requires), moog, roland a grained metal.
This is a synth on which we must spend time to get good sounds (presets are void and may discourage the user).
Effects are not good (metal)
It is good on tablecloths and brass analog envelopes are fast and allow low are very percutants.Trois oscillators can concoct sounds real powerful but it will spend time to obtain a satisfactory result.
Synths owned: matrix6 / esq1/polyevolver/waldorf xtk/jp8000/quasimidi sirius/k2000/t3/emax2 kb / micro ion / microkorg/ea1 ...

OVERALL OPINION

I purchased new in March 2013.Son panel contôle minimoog style attracted me, It is a synthetic supplement, with a particular grain (waldorf).
Nothing bothers me about this synth, I think it will disappoint in the first place (there are few reviews on this machine, or mine!).
If you want a single synth is not for you!
The price of 1000 euros now seems to me High, I got to 749 euros in nine world sounds, but I'm sure between good hands it can do miracles.
fabert11/07/2012

fabert's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Finally a synth that gives me want to play"

Fatar / Studiologic Sledge
Style keyboard is 5 octaves fatar perfect type of use that can not make it too soft and pleasant to touch.
orange dress of the device surprised at first contact but seems solid.
The screen seems to be quality not like my Korg M3 or she is part rapidement.Les knobs are very very generously sized for fine adjustments
100 patches are programmed, they show the possibilities of the machine without revealing anything yet, it must be said that like most synth presets are very moyens.Il are many locations available for your sound creations. The interest of the machine is that you can immediately act on the different buttons to change the sound to your taste.
The pitch and modulation Mollettes is easy to use. The connection is sufficient output mono and stereo inputs and sustain pedals hold socket usb computer connection but not yet tested.

Polyphony 8 notes but sufficient for the style of music that is made with.

UTILIZATION

For those who in the past used an analog will not be diverted to the creation of very analog patches, do not try to reproduce a piano or any other acoustic instrument, it is made to reproduce the pure synthetic and hard. Kronos owner of a yamaha kurzweil PC3X an Xs and many other devices, I place in addition to my current set to bring a touch 70/80. Chorus flanger phaser effects delay and reverb give the roundness of his life but it should be abused.
I did not even look at the manual but can do without the device is very intuitive.

SOUNDS

Very classic analog sounds to be realistic synth not go your way for you.

OVERALL OPINION

I just have and I had some trepidation doubt on the choice of having had Sledge Blofeld and Venom maudio that I had disappointed the sound level, then being able to act directly on the c ' is the foot.
Certe the price is for my taste a bit exaggerated but the sledge to the merit of finding its place in a "conventional set" a touch sound unique to him.
I approfondirai to use my opinion.