AVP Synth shared this video preview of their MBS-100 MIDI Bass Synthesizer, a new synth that they say is “inspired by synthesizers produced in the Soviet era times, while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century.”
In the first part of the video demo, the MBS-100 is being controlled by Korg SQ-1 step sequencer. No eq nor effects are added. In the second part you can hear MBS-100 multitracked in a DAW via MIDI. No EQ has been applied, only some reverb and delay.
- Method of synthesis – hybrid analog-digital synthesis;
- Voltage-controlled digital oscillators (VCDO) – two, each with four waveforms: saw, square, pulse 1 (25% rate), pulse 2 (10% rate).Note: Pulse 1 and 2 are similar to PMW but are fixed similar to «Aelita», «Polivoks» synthesizers for e.g.
- Octave ranges – 3 octaves for OSC1 and 5 octaves for OSC2.
- Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) – one fully analog 12 db/oct low pass filter with cutoff and resonance parameters;
- Envelope Generators (ADSR) – two;
- Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) – one, fully analog distortion effect selection switch;
- Low frequency oscillator (LFO) – one with two waveform options (square and triangle) to control the VCF (can be controlled via CC too).
- MIDI interface – MIDI In, MIDI Thru (16 channels + Omni);
- Audio output – one mix output (mono 6.3 mm jack);
- Controls – 19 knobs, 3 switches, 4 buttons and 11 LED indicators;
- Case: durable steel case with wooden cheeks;
- Weight: 1 kg;
- Dimensions: L30 x W16 x H8 (cm);
- External power supply – 220v adapter 9 VAC (included).
Pricing and Availability
The MBS-100 MIDI Bass Synthesizer is priced at 449 EURO (or its USD equivalent). Trackable shipping to Europe/UK, USA/Canada is included. For more info, contact AVP via their site.