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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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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
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
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
Number of Analog Outputs11122121012
Digital Output


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 249.58 £.


Dimensions140 x 100 x 45 mm
Weight300 g
Sound GenerationDigital
MIDI interface1x In
Storage MediumInternal
Number of Analog Outputs2
Digital OutputNo

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