New Boutique Analog – The Wave G Synth & Step Sequencer System

Developer Andrew Jones has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of the Wave G Synthesizer / Step Sequencer.

Here’s the official intro video:

Features:

  • Analog signal path starting from it’s digitally controlled analog oscillator (DCO) via 5 input Source Mixer (LM348 based)
  • 2 Pole 12dB per Octave State Variable Low Pass VCF (LM13700)
  • Voltage Controlled Amplifier (LM13700)
  • 5 simultaneous source mixer waveforms – Ramp, Pulse Width Modulation, Noise*, Sub Oscillator and an External Input
  • *Noise is activated/deactivated when LFO is triggered for more versatility
  • 4 Stage mixed signal Envelope Generator with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release controls. The envelope generators attack phase does not reset to the beginning when notes are rapidly played, but follows the charge / discharge characteristics of a capacitor
  • Modulation Generator with Sample and Hold function. LFO with Ramp, Reverse Ramp, Triangle, Sine, Square and Random Waveforms with one shot or continuous activation
  • MIDI IN, Pitch CV In, Pitch CV Out, Gate In, Gate Out, Filter CV In, VCA CV In ( Synth section)
  • Note Glide (portamento)
  • Accent (velocity sensitive) and Glide Control via MIDI
  • Gate and Multi-trigger control of envelope, high note priority
  • 16 Step Digital Sequencer with Potentiometer Input for fast changes of note and parameter values and 16 way keymatrix for additional functions such as:- Note length, accent, glide, MIDI tempo control etc.
  • MIDI Out, MIDI Tempo Clock In, Gate In, Gate Out, Pitch CV Out
  • MIDI Out sends Note Glide and Accent commands
  • MIDI (Musical Intrument Digital Interface) is via the standard 5 pin DIN socket
  • Separate Heaphones Output, Line Output and External Instrument Input jacks via 1/4 inch (6.35mm) diameter.
  • Pitch CV Out, Gate In, Gate Out, Filter CV In, VCA CV In jacks are 3.5mm diameter.
  • Overdrive circuits located in the VCF, Post VCF and in the final output stages of the output amplifier circuits for added harmonics.

Pricing and Availability

The WaveG Analog Monophonic Synthesizer and 16 step sequencer with 3D printed case is available to project backers for £250 (about US $324).

7 thoughts on “New Boutique Analog – The Wave G Synth & Step Sequencer System

  1. Nice project at a nice price, but it makes me wonder what’s new here, if anything at all?
    Noteworthy: the LM13700 is not a specific synth IC but a great aid in providing analog voltage control. Most noteworthy: by my knowledge it is out of production (or someone would start reproducing it in SMD?), which is one of the reasons for the reintroduction of the Curtis and SSM ICs.

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    1. as far as i understand from reading the LM13700 story it was in fact designed as VCA for electric organs at the time and therefore is actually a synth IC

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  2. best looking synth in ages. quite a simple seaming synth architecture, but £250 is pretty cheap…. and the demo sound good, proper old-school sounding.

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  3. lol. £250 . I would not pay £50 for that. Taking us back 20 years ago and it’s look a nightmare to operate.

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