Macbeth Studio Systems has announced the M3X2, an updated version of the Scottish analog synth.
According to Macbeth:
“We have taken a good look at the original design and improved upon it from a user interface point of view, and the M3X2 sports some new features…the interface jacks are now on the front of the unit as opposed to rear which takes into account those users who want to integrate the M3X2 into the up and coming M5 as well as any other modular systems…many have commented on the excellent sound quality of the Filter as used in the M3X- well, it is the same Filter, but now the self-oscillating super-matched transistor ladder Filter features temperature compensation allowing keyboard tracking to be accurate over a full 10 octave range during oscillation!
The Oscillators have featured one or two improvements too! Some of the IC ‘Op-Amps’ have been replaced with even more ‘discrete’ transistor circuits and their outputs are now AC as opposed to DC, providing easier control of Cross Modulation…and we are still using the excellent 10 turn potentiometers on the Frequency controls. The VCA has had a number of improvements too, with a higher and cleaner Signal to Noise ratio!…The M3X2 is built to the same standard as the previous model, and is housed in a quality solid steel and aluminium rack-mount casing built for the studio and the road…
The M3X2 is to made available from our Belgium distibuter, Blue Bay and directly from MacBeth Studio Systems and comes in a choice of two colours…The Bluebay M3X2 is to sport a stylish dark, dark blue finish and the Studio Systems model is to sport the jet black finish!…advanced orders are being taken now- and the best part is the the price! Although the unit has been considerably improved upon, both Blue Bay and Macbeth Studio Systems are to sell the M3X2 for a fantastic 1245 Euro excluding VAT! More details to follow…”
The M3X2 is available through the Macbeth site.