The Mode Machines Synthlab is a new boutique analog subtractive synthesizer. According to Mode Machines, the design follows early synths of the 70’s and the synth features a filter similar to early Moog synthesizers.
The Synthlab has a built in MIDI interface to make it easy to use in a MIDI studio setup. The Synthlab also has a built in MIDI-TO-CV/GATE interface , though. Mode Machines describes the sound as ” true, pure and very experimental like a smal synthesizer laboratory”, hence the name Synthlab.
The setup of the SL-1 is straightforward, if you have worked with other analog synthesizers.
Every parameter has its own pot for controlling and playing with the modulation and everything can be controlled manually in real-time. The controls of the modules are diveded into groups on the faceplate.
Here’s a little Synthlab synth porn:
- 2 x VCO´s ( 2 waveforms – saw & pulse)
- 1 x VCF (low pass filter 24dB – Moog cascade)
- 1 x VCA
- 1 x Noise
- 1 x Ringmodulator
- 1 x Suboscillator (-2 octaves)
- 2 x LFO (various waveforms and routings)
- 2 x ENV (ADSR for the VCA and AD for the VCF)
- MIDI-CV-Interface with 2 x CV and GATE
- Audio IN
- Audio OUT
- MIDI IN/THRU
- External PSU included
- POWER: 18V AC 1000mA (PSU included)
- Dimensions: 29.8 cm * 16.5 cm * 6 cm (11.73″ * 6.5″ * 2.36″)
(with packaging: 36.5 cm * 23 cm * 10 cm (14.37″ * 9.06″ * 3.94″))
- Weight: 1.5 kg (3.31 lb)
(with packaging: 2.1 kg (4.63 lb))
The Mode Machines Synthlab SL1 is expected to be available in March, for $799.