| The S-2000 was made to be as easy to use as possible. Just plug in power, plug in an amplifier, wait 30 seconds for the real new-old-stock vacuum tubes to warm up, and start playing it. The built-in 400mm ribbon controller is instantly responsive, and needs no special treatment. No trimpots, no fiddling with MIDI interfaces or fighting with fistfuls of cables. The misery has been engineered out.
The simplicity might fool you. The S-2000 has enough controls and enough flexibility to keep the musician busy for years of sonic exploration.
two all-tube oscillator/filter “operators”, with resonance variable from flat response to deep oscillation. Waveshape is variable from clean sine wave to a distinctive distorted square/pulse wave. Resonate both for FM sound effects.
an all-tube VCA.
three contour generators:
C1 attack-release type feeds the VCA
C2 attack-decay type feeds the operator-two sweep and optionally the VCA, and may be set to retrigger automatically.
C3 is the same as C2, but feeds the operator-one CV input.
Plus a built-in and highly-sensitive ribbon controller, which triggers C1-C3 when the ribbon is touched. Two modes are available, continuous open for pitch bending (theremin-style), and single-touch for discrete held pitches. The ribbon gives more than 3 octaves of pitch range, and by adjusting the tuning controls, pitches from less than 10 Hz to more than 3 kHz are available.
> tech specs
1 ruban controler (with CV/Gate out)
less than 3 pounds
rack 19'', 3U