|| The SE1X from the US manufacturer Studio Electronics – an improved version of the SE1 – is a monophonic analog synthesizer with memory, which became yet a legend in HipHop and R&B because of its deep basses and fattest lead sounds. Now it offers 198 new preset sounds ,each 398 memory locations in RAM and ROM, three MIDI-syncable LFOs, extended MIDI possibilities and even more. The clean front panel resembles of the Minimoog, so you have a great overwiev and can find all controls very quickly. The sound has to be described as fat: ultra-deep and still crystal-clear basses, punchy, sharp leads and crisp percussive sounds. The SE1X sounds just huge!
> tech specs
Audio outputs: one main output.
Memory: 396 patches in ROM; 396 user locations in RAM.
Interface: 1 rotary encoder, 24 knobs, 21 illuminated switches.
Display: 20 x 4 back lit liquid crystal.
Weight: 10 lbs.
Dimensions: 3 rack spaces, 8 inches deep.
Power: 90 - 250 volts AC auto switching.
Three voltage controlled discrete analog oscillators
Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth and variable width square. All waveforms output simultaneously. Syncing of Osc 2&3 to Osc 1.
Two voltage controlled discrete analog filters
24db (classic Moog), 12db (classic Oberheim). 12db filter incorporates low pass and band pass modes.
Three low frequency oscillators
Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, random. One destination and amount for each LFO with key trigger, phase, and midi sync.
Four multiple stage envelope generators
Attack, decay, sustain and release with inverting and multiple triggering. Envelope 1 fixed to filter frequency. Envelope 2 fixed to amplifier level. Envelope 3&4 are assignable.
Noise generator. Glide and auto glide, linear or exponential. Ring modulation.
LFOs 1,2&3: VCOs 1,2&3 frequency, VCOs 1,2&3 mix level, VCOs 1,2&3 pulse width, ring mod mix level, noise mix level, VCF resonance and frequency, and volume. Envelopes 3&4: VCOs 1,2&3 frequency, VCOs 1,2&3 mix level, VCOs 1,2&3 pulse width ring mod mix level, noise mix level, LFO 1, 2&3 rate and depth, and VCF resonance.
Dynamics, modwheel, pressure, and breath control: destinations and amounts include all LFO and envelope 3 destinations. Bender: pitch and filter frequency. Fixed continuous controller
assignments for all key front panel controls. Additionally receives: program change, bank select, glide on/off, glide time, and volume.
In Out and Thru.
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