Therevox has introduced the Therevox ET-4 – a new continuous pitch analog synthesizer that is expected to ship in January of 2012.
The Therevox ET-4 is inspired by the Ondes Martenot’s “au ruban” controller .Pitch is controlled by moving an adjustable finger-ring, while amplitude is controlled by two pressure-sensitive keys.
The ET-4 can interface with external synthesizer gear through Control Voltage (CV) outputs for the ring controller and amplitude keys.
A wide range of sounds can also be created with the ET-4’s dual analog oscillators, each with 6 waveforms and 6 octave positions, along with low-pass filtering and real spring reverb. The ET-4 plugs directly into an amplifier and has a separate output for a tuner, for easy and silent tuning changes.
Features & Specs:
- three octave continuous-pitch controller with CV output (1V/oct)
- two pressure-sensitive keys for oscillator amplitude with CV outputs
- two analog oscillators with 6 waveforms including sine, triangle, rectified-sine (similar to “octiviant” on the Ondes Martenot), 50% square, 30% square, 10% square (or white noise on oscillator 2)
- 6 octave settings for each oscillator
- oscillator sync
- low-pass filter with cutoff control via knob and external expression pedal
- spring reverb
- silent tuner output with oscillator selector
- 110/120V or 220/240V available
The Therevox ET-4 will retail for US $1199. Details at the Therevox site.