The popular Studio Electronics QUADNIC, STE. 16 and TONESTAR 2600 are back in stock!
These are three units that are particularly feature-rich – and with the ability to range from simple to extremely complex, all within one module.
The STE. 16 is a Complex Dual Digital LFO with 16 Waveforms, Wide Frequency Range, Onboard FM/ AM and One Shot Mode. Audio rates down to 3.40 cycles anyone? yes please! It also makes a mean lo-fi dual VCO, with onboard modulation options between the 2 oscillators creating some really cool tones – have had a lot of fun with this one. Demos to follow at some point…when I finally stop typing for a few seconds 🙂
NEW DEMO OF AUDIO RATE USAGE HERE!!
The QUADNIC is no less impressive, being a Complex Digital VCO Module, and featuring: 4 Independent Oscs, Multiple Processing Modes, Unison Detune, Chord Mode, Drive and Wave Sequencing. 64 different waves? Phase Modulation? Detuned VCO Swarms? Affirmative.
TONESTAR 2600 – This is a full-on synth voice, at a VERY attractive price-point – £449 – and has been generating a lot of interest since it was debuted at various trade shows earlier this year.
For beginners it features everything you could need to get going with Eurorack modular synthesis..and for the more experienced user it can offer a solid, flexible additional synth voice in one neat package – for home or portable use.
The module features the lovely ARP 2600 filter, with on-board drive and feedback to thicken the sound even further. This was one of the standout products at Superbooth 16, and Ben “DivKid” Wilson certainly had some high praise for its hefty tones – see below for a quick video run-through of a slightly earlier prototype of the unit.
It also features various “hidden” VCAs to control modulation depths for more complex patches, along with a patchbay which brings every conceivable connection to your fingertips. Other features include: sub generator, noise source, dual envelopes, external input and various handy normalled and/or switchable internal patching.