Die Veröffentlichung des Fusebox X ANALOGUE 3 VOICE POLYSYNTHESIZER versteht Analogue Solutions als zeitgemäße Neuauflage des preisgekrönten analogen monofonen Vorgängers Fusebox von 2017. Neu daran ist u.a. eine dreistimmig parafone Spielmöglichkeit, auf welche sich der Namenszusatz bezieht, sowie neue Patch-Möglichkeiten und Sequenzer- und Pattern-Funktionen neben internen Leistungsoptimierungen.
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Clearly, Fusebox X likewise wears its colours well with Analogue Solutions’ sought-after synth sound shining through. There are three VCOs beating at its musical heart, here is a precision electronic musical instrument that combines must-have electronic circuitry to create a powerful synthesiser statement seriously housed in an eye-catching, compact box. But this is to be expected given its industry pedigree, perhaps, for Fusebox X is, likewise, designed by Analogue Solutions founder Tom Carpenter. As a fervent fan of electronic music and also an active electronic musician himself, he naturally knows a thing or two about programming synthesisers, so, again, his latest creation is not the result of engineering design decisions alone — nor driven by a steering committee of men (or woman) in suits. So what, exactly, is going on inside this beautifully-built box of subtractive synthesis tricks, then?Pressemitteilung Analogue Solutions Jan. 2022
Those three VCOs, for starters — sawtooth and square waveforms available to each and all. And all have CV (Control Voltage) inputs for PITCH and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) alongside manual PW (Pulse Width) controls. Creatively speaking, though, there are some striking variations: VCO 1 has OCT (octave) and XMOD (cross modulation) FROM VCO2 switches; VCO 2 has a WIDE TUNE (range) switch — allowing a wide tuning range (right down into low frequency territory) — alongside an oscillator SYNC FROM VCO 1 switch; VCO 3 also has a WIDE TUNE switch, together with a MIDI PITCH switch control — can be disabled to make this a free-running oscillator, ideal for modulation. Meanwhile, VCO 2 and VCO 3 can both be pressed into service as LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) — as announced by their respective VCO / VCLFO wording. All as it was in the original Fusebox, in other words.
Which neatly leads to the changes implemented in the Fusebox X’s adjacent MIXING section, where the four rocker switches sited there in the original Fusebox have been replaced with mini-jack sockets for flexible patching purposes. Thereafter, the all-important FILTERS section remains unchanged, centred as it is around a 12dB MULTIMODE VCF (Voltage-Controlled Filter) featuring LP (Low Pass), HP (High Pass), BP (Band Pass), and NOTCH filters and associated patch points, plus CUTOFF MODULATION controls with patch points. Flexibility further abounds at the — renamed — AMPLIFYING section with a VCA (Voltage-Controlled Amplifier) allowing for EG 2 and THRU (bypass) switching; an advanced — also renamed — MODULATING section with a FADE IN (delay)-featured LFO; and an — also renamed — CONTOURING section with two trigger option-friendly envelope generators (EG1 and EG2).
Elsewhere, the INTERVAL GENERATOR — a special type of pitch transposer that allows users to set six different pitches to each of the switches, then transpose the VCOs manually to create performances — and PATTERNATOR pots have been replaced by precision type in Fusebox X, with STEP 1 and NOTE0 trigger outputs in the associated CONTROL section serving up versatile ways to trigger the PATTERNATOR and INTERVAL GENERATOR, while the INTERVAL GENERATOR’s CLOCK IN (input) now allows automatic transposition in a variety of ways. Tweaking the original Fusebox’s design continues with its ARPEGGIATOR being replaced by the SEQUENCING section’s mini-step sequencer in Fusebox X, though there are also a wider range of playable notes available via MIDI, should users wish to play the true analogue monophonic synthesiser from an external keyboard or sequencer. Whichever way they choose to use it, the added 440Hz TUNER certainly helps when working with the British boutique electronic instrument in question.
Questioning the original Fusebox design, Director Tom Carpenter’s creative additions to its Fusebox X successor certainly succeeds in imbuing an already well-received British boutique electronic instrument with further creative scope as a true analogue monosynth, albeit one which is now tri-phonic (three-note polyphonic) to boot, bolstered by more mini-jack input and output sockets, so it can be cross-patched within itself to create an almost infinite range of sounds — themselves bolstered by many internal performance tweaks — or cross-patched with other synthesisers and modular systems for further flexibility. An award-winning combination, if ever there was one!
- 3-fach parafon-polyfon spielbar.
- Mehr Buchsen statt Wippschalter für mehr Patch-Möglichkeiten.
- Die Potis des Intervallgenerators und des Mustergenerators wurden durch präziser arbeitende Versionen ersetzt.
- 440Hz Stimmfrequenzton.
- Clock-Eingang für den Intervallgenerator für automatische Transponierungen.
- Takt1 / Note0 Trigger-Ausgänge als alternative Möglichkeiten den 4 stufigen „Patternator“ und den Intervallgenerator zu triggern
- Der in der bisherigen Fusebox vorhandene Arpeggiator wurde durch einen 16 Noten Mini-Step-Sequenzer ersetzt.
- einige nicht detailliert benannte interne Leistungsoptimierungen.
Preis und Verfügbarkeit:
Preis: DE ca. 2100.-€
Liefertermin: ab sofort. Limitierte Stückzahlen.
Quelle: Analogue Solutions