MO­DAL ELEC­TRON­ICS SKULPT SYN­THE­SIZER (SIC)

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We have a soft-spot for syn­the­sis­ers here at Most Wanted, and this one has a suit­ably ex­cit­ing num­ber of knobs. It also doesn’t cost a thou­sand bucks like the funki­est ones usu­ally do. (It costs $400.)

MOST WANTED:

It’s a four­voice synth, with eight os­cil­la­tors per voice for a to­tal of 32 (hard maths). There’s a mixer stage, ring mod­u­la­tion op­tions, poly­phonic mode (that means chords), three en­ve­lope fil­ters, 128-note se­quencer, arpeg­gia­tor, that cool touch key­board, multi-op­tion Uni­son/ spread to de­tune the os­cil­la­tors “for a huge sound”... and the rest gets pretty es­o­teric.

NOT WANTED:

The SKULPT is a “vir­tual ana­logue” synth which is a new one on us. Mostly these de­vices ei­ther em­brace the dig­i­tal, or stay pure with “real” ana­logue cir­cuitry. Of course, ana­logue usu­ally means fewer fea­tures in the same space (es­pe­cially voices) but mu­sos will swear blind that, for a cer­tain kind of groove, ana­logue just makes their fake-sound gen­er­at­ing de­vice sound more... you know... real.

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