Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 MKII review: specs & price

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Monophonic Synthesizer

The Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 MKII is a Monophonic Synthesizer with a 2 VCOs with sync and cross modulation, Sub OSC, Mixer with overdrive, Ring...

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Name Twisted Electrons Acid 8 MKIIStudio Electronics Boomstar SE80 MKIIAnalogue Solutions TreadstoneHypersynth XenophoneASM Hydrasynth DesktopSonicsmith Modulor A1Twisted Electrons AY3 MKIIVermona DRM 1 MKIII S/B Sides Case SetAnalogue Solutions Leipzig-SKetron Klavi Pro Piano-Expander
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Description Hybrid Digital / Analog Acid Synth EngineMonophonic SynthesizerAnalog synthesizerMonophonic SynthesizerDigital Wavemorphing SynthesiserSemi-Modular Analog SynthesizerChip Tune SynthesizerVermona DRM 1 MKIII Silver/BlackMonophonic Analog Synthesizer with Step SequencerKlavi Pro Piano-Expander
Dimensions210 x 100 x 45 mm-134 x 125 x 52 mm328 x 167 x 50 mm440 x 223 x 70 mm100 x 60 x 90 mm140 x 100 x 45 mm---
Weight400 g-420 g1.3 kg3.6 kg350 g300 g--0.6 kg
DesignDesktopDesktopDesktopDesktopDesktopFootpedalDesktop19" / 5UExpanderDesktop
Polyphony1111816-164
Sound GenerationDigitalAnalogueAnalogueAnalogueDigitalAnalogueDigitalAnalogueAnalogueSample Based
MIDI interface1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out-1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru 1x In1x In, 1x Thru1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru1x In, 1x Thru
Storage MediumInternalNoneNoneComputer, InternNoneNoneInternalNoneNoneNone
USB-port
Effects
Arpeggiator
Number of Analog Outputs11122121012
Digital Output
Display

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Description

The Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 MKII is a Monophonic Synthesizer with a 2 VCOs with sync and cross modulation, Sub OSC, Mixer with overdrive, Ring modulator, Filter, VCA, Patch points for gate / CV inputs, OSC output, Filter cutoff and VCA gain control, Diode based feedback circuit, 1x Line output 6.3 mm jack, MIDI input and output & Includes external power supply and wooden side parts. The retail price is 1169.93 £.

Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D)260 x 97 x 185 mm
DesignDesktop
Polyphony1
Sound GenerationAnalogue
MIDI interface1x In, 1x Out
Storage MediumNone
USB-portNo
EffectsNo
ArpeggiatorNo
Number of Analog Outputs1
Digital OutputNo
DisplayNo

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