The Eowave Magma Synthesizer Is About To Erupt! (Musikmesse 2012 Sneak Preview)

Eowave Magma synthesizer

Boutique synth manufacturer Eowave has announced plans to release the Magma analogue bassline synthesizer at Musikmesse 2012.

According to the developer, the Eowave Magma analogue bassline synthesizer was inspired by classic synths from the 1980s.

Key features include:

  • Mix four different waveforms (saw, square, sub, noise);
  • 24 dB low-pass filter; and
  • A 16 step sequencer.

The Eowave Magma is priced at €599 and is expected to be available ‘soon’.

Here’s a demo of the Magma prototype:

Features:

  • Oscillator section
    • analog VCO with square saw sub (sub can be 1 or 2 octaves below the master freq), noise.
    • VCO can be modulated by LFO and PW
    • Variable glide
    • mixer to mix the 4 waveforms
  • Filter section
    • Full analogue VCO, filter & VCA
    • external audio with a trimmer to feed the filter
    • 24dB low pass filter (Roland style for a classical 80s sound)
    • filter can be modulated by ENV2, KB, LFO
  • VCA section
    • VCA is affected to ENV1
    • 2 envelopes ADSR modulate respectively the amplitude and the filter.
    • Attack goes from 2ms to 10s.
  • LFO section
    • LFO with 8 waveforms (triangle, ramp up, ramp down, square, random, digital noise, staircase up, staircase down)
  • Connections
    • audio in
    • audio out
    • MIDI in
    • USB (for software update and MIDI in/out)
  • Sequencer
    • 16 steps sequencer with LED
    • 4 rows: 1 row controls gates and notes.
    • 3 other rows are freely assignable to any parameter of the front panel.
    • You can transpose the sequencer with an external MIDI keyboard.

Note: The Magma was originally named the Eowave Koma synthesizer.

6 thoughts on “The Eowave Magma Synthesizer Is About To Erupt! (Musikmesse 2012 Sneak Preview)

  1. It looks great, good price and i am sure it sounds fantastic but i already made up my mind: i am getting the Minitaur. and 2 bass synths will not be accepted by my banker. i.e. my wife.

  2. 599€ ???
    Sound is great I think.
    But for 599€ the minitaur will fuck you in the star !!
    Too much € ‘s in a time that minitaur is on the market.

  3. What a world we live in. There are simply too many wonderful choices to decide which inexpensive all analog monosynth to buy. Oh how hard it is to be an artist these days. So many choices and so little money. Oh well in the meantime I’ll just have to make do…

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