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    Bob Williams: The Analogue Systems Story

    Modular Masters

    Who are the most successful British synth manufacturers of all time? Hint: they’re alive and well — and busier than ever...

    People Nov 2012
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    Analogue Systems Synthesis Modules

    RS420 Octave Controller • RS100 MkII Low-pass Filter • RS370 Poly Harmonic Generator

    Analogue Systems' modules continue to develop and evolve. We take a look at a selection of the latest designs.

    Reviews May 2007
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    Analogue Systems RS370 & RS375

    Polyphonic Harmonic Generator & Expander

    Having built their reputation on knob-heavy modular synths, British manufacturer Analogue Systems surprise everyone by bringing out a menu-driven additive synthesis module! But don't worry — the optional expander is covered with things to tweak and turn...

    Reviews Jun 2005
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    Analogue Systems RS300

    CV-to-MIDI Converter

    No, we haven't got that the wrong way around... it really is a CV-to-MIDI converter. But why would you want such a thing? Read on...

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    Creative Synthesis With Delays

    Synth Secrets

    Effects can play just as important a role in sound creation as the elements in a synth's signal path — provided you have access to their constituent parts. We take a closer look at effects synthesis using simple delays.

    Techniques May 2004
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    Analogue Systems RS Modular

    Synthesis Modules

    The monster AS modular synth system continues to expand with the launch of another batch of new sonic tools.

    Reviews Nov 2003
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    Analogue Systems Spawn

    Patchable Analogue Monosynth

    This quirky rack synth not only offers that genuine analogue sound, but comes with built-in MIDI interfacing and a very useful degree of patchability, for exciting sound-design potential.

    Reviews Apr 2003
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    Figure 1: The Roland TR808 cowbell.

    Synthesizing Cowbells & Claves

    Synth Secrets

    Having learned last month how to synthesize tuned bells, we turn this time, in the last of this series on the subject of percussion, to untuned bells — in the form of the humble cowbell — and claves.

    Techniques Sep 2002
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    Analogue Systems Apprentice

    Modular Analogue Synth & Integrator Synth Modules

    The Apprentice — a keyboard-less wooden casing designed to house synth modules — is the latest addition to Analogue Systems' fully modular Integrator series of analogue synths. We test one fitted with some of the company's new modules...

    Reviews Jun 2002
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    Analogue Systems Sorceror

    Modular Analogue Keyboard Synthesizer

    West-country company Analogue Systems have been in the vanguard of modern modular synth construction for several years now, most notably with their RS Integrator system. Using Integrator modules, they've produces their first freely configurable keyboard modular. Paul Nagle sees if the spirit of patchable modular keyboards is alive, well, and living in Cornwall...

    Reviews Oct 2000
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    Analogue Systems System 8000 modular synth.

    Analogue Systems RS200 & System 8000

    Analogue Sequencer & Modular Synthesizer

    Analogue Systems have expanded their RS Integrator modular range to include an analogue step sequencer and several new modules — as well as a new, complete high-end system.

    Reviews Jan 1999
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    Analogue Systems RS Integrator

    Modular Synth

    Once upon a time, all synths were like this — discrete analogue sound-generating and sound processing modules, connected in any configuration the synthesist cared to dream up. If you like that idea, Analogue Systems are providing a new alternative to expensive antique systems. Chris Carter does the time warp again...

    Reviews Jun 1998
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