The Softsynth Hardware Synthgasm – The Amazing Alphatron SP

Alphatron SP Rack Controller

Is this the coolest MIDI Controller ever?

Synth-Project’s Mario Jurisch has created the retro Moog style Alphatron SP Controller for H.G. Fortune’s Alphatron VST Instrument. The custom-built controller features 176 knobs, 25 switches and 4 Doepfer MIDI interfaces.

Here’s what Jurisch has to say about this amazing controller:

The Alphatron SP Controller is a Rack Version. This Rack Version will be sitting above the Pure-MCone. The advantage is, that i only need one 10“ Touchscreen and one 5 Keyboard to control both VST Instruments.

With the HOST Program „Candabile Solo“, which is a Multi-Rack Software for VST Instruments and Effects, i can load both VST Intruments  into two different Slots and give them a different Midi Chanel.

That means, that i use at the end 4 Doepfer Midi Interfaces with up to 254 ! Midi CC to control both VST Instruments at the same time.

So i have a total of 3 Oscillators, 3 Sample Player, 6 LFO´s, 4  Envelopes, many Modulations and 2 Step Sequencer. That all can run together.

With the Midi Keyboard i can choose the Midi Channel very quickly, so i can play both VST Instruments together or one with the Keyboard and the other with the Step Sequencer or, or, or ….

This case is total 90 cm x 57 cm (about 35 inch x 23 inch)

Best MIDI controller ever?

More photos below.

8 thoughts on “The Softsynth Hardware Synthgasm – The Amazing Alphatron SP

  1. Simply amazing. This guy should build some analog instruments. Somehow I wouldn't feel comfortable with a (Windows) PC inside an instrument.

  2. Hey Super Mario ! So sorry to disappoint you but I´m not Dave…but I´m honoured you thought so ! Dave told some stories and was full of admiration to your "Modelbau" skills on Nick`s Sonicstate podcast. I just saw the matching video clip to the pics..very cool !
    Your are from B , right ?! Btw greetings from AC, if you know what i mean…Cya ,Red !

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