Twisted Electrons AY3 MKII review: specs & price

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Chip Tune Synthesizer

The Twisted Electrons AY3 MKII is a Chip Tune Synthesizer with a Completely handmade, 2 classic AY-3-8912 sound chip, 6 Voices, Voices can be divided into 6...

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PRODUCT COMPARISON

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 Thru1x 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

Description

The Twisted Electrons AY3 MKII is a Chip Tune Synthesizer with a Completely handmade, 2 classic AY-3-8912 sound chip, 6 Voices, Voices can be divided into 6 chords divide, Fat Unison voices including Detune knob, Sturdy, anodized and brushed aluminium casing, Very compact, Glide mode, 5 Knobs, 1 Rotary encoder, Includes 4 arpeggiator modes, 4 pitch modulation modes (LFO), 16 Step Sequencer (notes on / off, pitch and Noise on / off), 40 discreet white LEDs, 5 x 6 matrix mode for intuitive operation, 64 preset memory locations (8 banks of 8 presets), MIDI In (3.5mm jack included MIDI adapter cable), Adjustable MIDI channel, All parameters via MIDI CC controllable, Stereo output (3.5mm jacks, 3 votes per channel) & Made in France. The retail price is 247.58 £.

Specifications

Dimensions140 x 100 x 45 mm
Weight300 g
ColourBlack
DesignDesktop
Polyphony6
Sound GenerationDigital
MIDI interface1x In
Storage MediumInternal
USB-portNo
EffectsNo
ArpeggiatorYes
Number of Analog Outputs2
Digital OutputNo
DisplayNo

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