Ahead of the 2019 NAMM Show, Dubreq has announced launch the Stylophone Gen R-8, a touch-controlled synthesizer with modular connectivity.
The Stylophone GEN R-8 is a dual-VCO British-made boutique synthesizer, with a fully analog signal path. It features a touch keyboard that you can play with your finger.
- The VCOs have “divide-down analog” sub-oscillators (one octave down) and sub sub-oscillators (two octaves down) that all can be switched on at the same time, for a total of six oscillators sounding at once.
- The filter is a proprietary British design 12 dB state variable filter, with Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Wide Notch modes.
- An eight waveform LFO with dual outputs can be patched to all of the GEN R-8s CV inputs or external CV inputs on other instruments.
- There’s a patch panel with 19 3.5mm jack CV/Gate and audio patch points which lets it integrate with modular systems.
- The traditional ADSR envelope has been augmented with a short hold stage at the Attack/Decay peak for a punchier sound.
- An analog style Delay (based on the Princeton pt2399 chip) is ‘nice and grungy’ and can be modulated with the Time CV input.
- The mixer has a unity AUX input which allows external sound sources to be processed through the GEN R-8s Filter/Delay/Drive audio chain, where the Drive is a classic British silicon diode overdrive circuit with an added JFET booster stage.
- A step sequencer with 8 banks and 16 steps per sequence can play the GEN R-8 synthesizer engine or external synthesizers through the CV/Gate or MIDI outputs.
- The GEN R-8 also works as a MIDI controller keyboard (with Local ON/OFF) where the CV/Gate outputs on the sequencer doubles as keyboard CV/Gate when the sequencer is not running.
- The 3-octave touch keyboard has two additional performance keys for momentary engagement of Glide and Modulation.
- Heavy duty black powder-coated steel casing.
- MIDI in/out
Pricing and Availability
The Dubreq Stylophone Gen R-8 is expected to be available in late February 2019, priced at £299 / $349 / €329.