Is it time for Alesis to bring back the Andromeda A6 analog synthesizer?
That’s the question raised by this demo video by synthesist Panu Savolainen. The demo is straight Alesis Andromeda, with Blackhole reverb and Waves delay.
The Andromeda, made from 2000-2010, was described at the time as “the ultimate polyphonic analog synth”.
Alesis made a full-on 16-voice analog beast….at the peak of digital synths. The A6 is insanely hands-on, with 72 knobs and 144 buttons. And it has powerful synthesis options, including dual filters, 7-stage envelopes and 3 LFO’s/voice.
The Alesis Andromeda A6 completely defied the trends of its day. It wasn’t a retro design. If anything, it was a pre-cursor to today’s renaissance of analog keyboards. Even it if were introduced today, it would be an unusually powerful design, with greater polyphony and a more powerful architecture than many of today’s analog synths.
Is it time for Alesis to make a new Andromeda? Check out the video and share your thoughts in the comments!