Magma Bassline Synth
Magma Bassline Synth
The MAGMA makes you go back into the 80's sounds with sonorities like Eurythmics, Nitzer Ebb, Depeche Mode... The sound engine is inspired from the SH series by Roland, which had this waveform mix and a sequencer. Though, the idea of the MAGMA was not to make a copy of a vintage synth, but to build a new synth with the best of today's analogue and digital technology. We wanted to build a synth with a very specific texture of sound, sounds like the magma, something warm, thick and fat. We've added modern controls and a memory with 256 presets. Presets can be edited with a free editor. USB connection offers MIDI over USB and firmware update of the sequencer.
The MAGMA is monophonic, but with the desync of the sub-oscillator, you could think it has more than one oscillator!!!! The mix between the four waveforms is incredibly versatile and can create infinite variety of sounds.
- Analogue VCO with square saw sub
- Sub can be 1 or 2 octaves below the master freq.
- A mixer allows to freely mix the four waveforms for infinite sound designs. The VCO can be modulated by LFO and env3.
- Variable glide
The filter is a 24 dB low-pass filter also inspired from classical filters from the 80s. It's full analogue and can be modulated by env2, KB, lfo. An external audio with a trimmer allows to feed the filter.
- 3 envelopes:
1 envelope for the filter (ADSR),
1 envelope for the VCA (ADSR)
VCA section The full analogue VCA is affected to env1. 2 envelopes ADSR modulate respectively the amplitude and the filter. Attack goes from 2ms to 10s. LFOs section Two LFO with 8 waveforms (triangle, ramp up, ramp down, square, random, digital noise, staircase up, staircase down) Sequencer
Like on the SH series, the MAGMA has a sequencer. It's a 16 step sequencer with LED.
- 4 rows: 1 row controls gates and notes.
- 3 other rows are freely assignable to any parameter of the front panel.
Memory The MAGMA is one of the only analogue synth with memory. You can recall 256 presets.
-USB (for software update and MIDI in&out)
The MAGMA is made in France. All units are mounted, checked and tuned by Eowave.