Russian manufacturer AVP Synth has shared video demos for the ADB-5 Analog Drum Box & the VAS-100 synth, two new boxes inspired by vintage Soviet era gear.
In their first video, you can see and hear the ADB-5 – a 100% analog drum box module.
ADB-5 has 10 knobs and 4 switches, with which you can control the parameters of the sound.
- The method of synthesis – 100% analog synthesis
- Shapers (tones) of the sound: 5; bass drum, snare drum, tom drum, open hat, close hat
- The noise generator (Noise): 2 modes; for SD, OH and CH
- MIDI interface: MIDI In, 16 channels
- Audio output: mono 6.3mm jack
- Controls: 10 knobs, 4 switches
- Power supply: adapter 15V DC (included)
In the second video, you can see the VAS-100 – a monophonic virtual analog synthesizer. The synth has a DSP engine that they say is inspired by the sound of the Soviet Era synthesizers (like Polivoks, Alisa and etc.), while having a distinctive tone of its own.
All the parameters are controlled via MIDI which has 9 knobs, 17 switches and 3 buttons.
- Method of synthesis: virtual-analog (VA) synthesis
- Controlled oscillator (DCO): 2; saw, square, triangle, PWM
- Noise generator: 1
- Controlled filter (DCF): one 4-pole low-pass active filter; modes LPF, HPF
- Envelope generator (ADSR): 1
- Controlled amplifier (DCA): 1
- Low frequency oscillator (LFO): 1; square, triangle
- Functions: Distortion, FM, Anti-Alias
- Banks of presets: 16 (sixteen) rewritable
- MIDI Interface: MIDI In, MIDI Thru, fifteen channels, the sixteenth – OMNI
- Audio output: mono jack 6.3 mm
- Controls: 17 switches, 9 knobs, 3 buttons
- Power supply: adapter 9 V DC (included)
Here’s a video of the pair in action:
Note: The developer notes that the audio for this last video is from the Galaxy S4 mic, and shared it primarily to show the pair in action together.
At this point, they do not appear to have an official site yet and they are sharing information via their Facebook group.