UK synth maker Analogue Solutions has introduced a limited edition Black version of their Colossus modular synthesizer.
Like the original, it’s a modular monster – visually inspired by the classic EMS Synthi 100, but with circuits based on AS’s own Polymath, Telemark & Vostok synths. It’s not designed to be practical – it’s designed to be an over-the-top, “once in a generation” mega synth.
And, while some might consider the £25K price of the Colossus obscene, the massive instrument has proven popular enough that Analogue Solutions announced a fourth production run earlier this year.
See the AS site for details on pricing and availability of the Black Colossus.
18 thoughts on “Analogue Solutions Intros Black Colossus Synthesizer”
I’ll take two. Hmmm? On second thought, I’ll take one white one and one black one.
I picked mine up recently. It’s decent but I prefer my MicroKORG.
Wonder if Behringer are cooking up a version of this for four grand.
The two-octave stacked keyboard is a dealbreaker for me.
Oh Cool – it was the white colour that stopped me buying the previous version of $25k synth.
I’ll wait for the red one.
I’ll take one with a deep blue, brushed aluminum finish with bright aluminum engraved labeling.
Can you make it a bit smaller? Also, can I have french fries and a shake with that
Sorry. This is America. You can only have it bigger.
I really like this black edition but IMO the white pin matrix boards really spoil the goth aesthetic, as does the cream oscilloscope. OK I know the original Synthi 100/Delaware had white matrix boards but the VCS3 and Synthi’s all had black matrix boards… they still do. Anyway it’s not like I’m ever going to be in a finical position to order one – just thinking out loud.
As you were…
Nothing a can of black spray paint can’t remedy.
It would take weeks to carefully paint wax on all the label lettering.
How long until Behringer clones this?
If I have enough money for a Porsche… I’ll buy the Porsche.
The OTS oscilloscope looks bad.
Glad they added dark mode.
Its like they’re trying to get rid of a ton of those old beige oscilloscopes for the highest price possible without altering the actual oscilloscopes, just adding to them.