Analogue Solutions has introduced Ample, an analog matrix synthesizer that they say “combines the best elements of several of our recent products”, including:
- The sound elements of Fusebox
- Jack patch points of Concussor Eurorack
- Patch pin matrix of Vostok
- Echo from Dr Strangelove
- Sequencer and CV touch pads of Generator
Aside from MIDI support, they say everything else is “totally analogue, using real transistors and op-amps”. There are no CPU-stabilised and quantised circuits, no DCOs, no digital LFOs and no digital EGs.
The circuitry is based on designs dating back to the mid-1970s, so they say that Ample has “a genuine old sound”.
- 3x Analogue Oscillators
- VCO3 can easily be used as a LFO
- 2x Analogue Low Frequency Oscillator
- LFO2(/Sync) has a triangle wave output
- CO3 can be used as an LFO and has Saw, Triangle and Square wave modulation signals
- Analog Filter – four pole 24bB per octave low pass filter.
- The VCA can be set to THRU so it is always ‘open’. This allows Ample to be used as an effects processor.
- 2x Analog Envelopes
- MIDI support – they say that “MIDI is intentionally kept simple, so you can concentrate on making new sounds and making music, not getting tied up with SYSEX programming. You get the all-important control over filter cut-off using MIDI Velocity.”
- Patchable External CV Control Sockets
- Sequencer – Ample has a vintage-style 16-step sequencer.
- Touch Keys – There are 6 touch keys that each output a set voltage.
Here’s a first look video from Starsky Carr:
Pricing and Availability:
Analogue Solutions Ample is available now for £1999. A