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Description

The Explorer is a programmable preset analog synthesizer. It was very similar to ARP's Pro-Soloist and Pro-DGX preset synths, but offered more flexibility when it came to modifying or creating entirely new sounds. The preset sounds of the Explorer are your basic flute, trumpet, clarinet, strings, pulsar, lunar lander, etc. But unlike other preset synths of the time, in "Manual" mode you could synthesize all kinds of new sounds ranging from wind effects to electronic synth sounds. The simple design and controls offer three main sections. The waveform section lets you mix and match its various waveforms at different pitch ranges to create unique sounds and timbres. There's a VCF/VCA section with basic ADSR and filter controls for shaping and contouring sounds. The filter is a decent low-pass 4-pole filter. And an effects section offers controls for repeat, vibrato, pitch bend, portamento, etc. All in all the Explorer is a unique and somewhat rare piece of equipment which signalled, at least for ARP, the transition of compact vintage synths from preset to programmable sounds.

Discussions

Analogue vs Digital Part 2 - (Diva vs OB8)

haha come on man - the OB8 is a vintage synth-that is vintage synth explorer forum......this thread is not running after you forcing you to click on it...bumpkin:synth: by the way - I do get it. Ive owned I think 20 analogue synths in the last 8 years...don't mistake me posting this test with the...

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Windows 10 is rolling out... share your experiences here

...the Windows ecosystem. That's entirely different from just the blanket assertion that there's some general advertising that's now in file explorer. A user who reads the headline only, or only part of what people regurgitate, would possibly think that they'd risk seeing anything from car commercials to Viagra ads in their file explorer windows....

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New Moog Minimoog D

Epic. Now all you need is space for the drummer and bass player.

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