"Back to the raw power and purity of discrete analog––where STUDIO ELECTRONICS started in 1985. The snap and punch of hardware envelopes drive the BOOMSTAR's brilliant voltage controlled circuits with unparalleled sonic integrity and versatility. BOOMSTAR is the ultimate desktop analog synthesizer for those who remember the electronic analog sound that changed the world and for seekers who have yet to discover that magic and delight... in their time.
This new blazing brainchild of STUDIO ELECTRONICS represents the design collective ethos of circuit and software "Saseong" Tim Caswell, tactile layout and lead feature specialist Greg St. Regis, graphic and sound consultant Marc St. Regis, art design wizard of vector truth, John Greczula, cool-headed concept leader Geoff Farr and our relentless and wise feature and functionality consultant and "Whip", Drew Neumann.
Three Models/Filter types: 4075-classic Arp 2600, 5089-classic Moog 24db ladder, SEM-classic Oberheim 12db, 303-classic Roland TB.
This music machine's discrete voltage controlled analog oscillators, hand matched transistors in its filters and amplifiers and STUDIO ELECTRONICS' typically expressive programming feature realizes its name: Earth Grounding Subs to Deep Field Shimmers... BOOMSTAR!""
No they are not crap, i'm ****ing broke. I cannot buy everything so i have to pick what sounds the best and offers the most flexibility in sound creation.
This would be a perfect opportunity to, at least in a trial run, try to rid yourself of the burden of impending purchases and instead see how far you can challenge yourself to utilize your current instruments!
it will smoke the new moog stuff and the mini brute.
Because a computer render of a yet-to-be-released hardware synth that no one has ever heard always sounds better than what is currently available, right?
Anyway, it looks promising. Can't wait to hear that ARP filter version. And I'm SO happy in the recent trend from synth manufacturers releasing more and more analog stuff, and especially gear that is all knobby and no menus.
It looks very interesting! They did pack a lot of features into those boxes. Osc 1 can have two waves at the same time + a sub oscillator. Nice. This is what I was hoping Korg's Monotribes would eventually evolve into.
Osc mixer is rather lacking though. Only Osc 2 volume is provided. I can see a situation where I'd have a PWM lead on Osc 1 and a triangle lead on Osc 2, and I'd want to use one or the other during a live performance. It can't be done, it's either Osc1 alone, or Osc1+2 together. There is plenty of space at the top for the inclusion of two volume knobs (the tiny ones).
Thanks Himalaya for the critique. You make a good point. There could be many occasions where an Osc 1 level pot would be very useful. I thought about it initially, but not in the way you did, so it was not included.
We've not yet finalized all the pcbs, so we can make a last minute tweak. We'll put the Osc 1 and 2 level controls together at the bottom and move the Env1 to PW1 in the envelope section. You've helped to make our little beast better. A special deal for your own Boomstar is yours. Call or email me. Uh oh, I'm in trouble now. I've opened the door to more...
Greg St. Regis
Originally Posted by himalaya
"Osc mixer is rather lacking though. Only Osc 2 volume is provided. I can see a situation where I'd have a PWM lead on Osc 1 and a triangle lead on Osc 2, and I'd want to use one or the other during a live performance. It can't be done, it's either Osc1 alone, or Osc1+2 together. There is plenty of space at the top for the inclusion of two volume knobs (the tiny ones)."
I think this is all the "new rage". If you consider the last couple of years analog synth crop, you'll find that lots of them have no presets\memory:
Arturia Minibrute, Moog Minitaur, doepfer Dark Energy, mode machines synthlab, new SEM, eowave synths, krakken, GRP, korg Monotron - just to name a few.
Get over it. This is the way things are now, and it's a good thing imo.
on who has the most ridiculous and nerdy name, boomstar sounds like some cheap chinese made portable music player made for early teens, preferably available in several color like mint green, matt purple and soft pink....