Analogue Solutions has introduced a new instrument, Impulse Command, that offers a unique stereo take on synthesis.
Synth designer Tom Carpenter says that “It’s wrong to call it a synthesizer – in fact a new word needs to be invented – because then you get preconceived ideas about what it does.”
“It’s a whole lot more than a synth,” he adds. “It’s also part drum synth, part pattern generator, part modular loop producer.”
Impulse Command combines analog synthesis, sequencing, deep patching and modulation and more to create stereo output that sounds like multiple synths playing at once.
Here’s the official intro video:
Impulse Command is a compact true analog synth. The entire audio path and all modulation are entirely analog (other than the post effects), using circuits based on vintage 1970s designs.
Here’s what Analogue Solutions has to say about Impulse Command:
“The synth has been designed by Tom Carpenter, a musician and a big fan of electronic music. He knows how to program a synth and what should be expected. It was not designed by an engineer or steered by committee or men in suits. Design wasn’t constrained in order to bring maximum profit to share holders!
So, the modulation choices and range of sounds they produced have all been carefully thought out and quickly give you those sounds you want: huge bass, synth leads, percussion, effects, modular style sounds.”
- Analogue synth: analogue audio and modulation circuits
- Stereo / dual filters
- This synth can sound like multiple synths all at once
- Stereo digital effects (reverb and delay)
- 16 step analogue sequencer
- 16 step MIDI Note sequencer
- Dynamic internal patch system
- ReOrder! feature to create new melodies from the sequencer
- Dynamic VCO mix levels
- High quality build
Pricing and Availability
Analogue Solutions says that they expect Impulse Command to be available soon, priced at US $1199/€1179/£849. See their site for more information.