No compromise! Almost every product in our world of today has been optimized in terms of commercial viability and market value. Inevitably, the resulting product is more or less just that – nothing but a widely accepted compromise. Schmidt is totally unlike that! Schmidt has been created without any compromise whatsoever in mind. Schmidt is the dream come true of an engineer dedicated to sound, conceived and perfected in close collaboration with musicians and music producers, brought to life in the most uncompromising way imaginable. Perfection is not just a word: The sound of Schmidt is simply unique, as are its user interface and build quality – a bold statement against the fast-paced and superficial age we live in. Schmidt is a thoroughbred analog eight-voice polyphonic synthesizer with true multitimbrality. It sports full MIDI implementation and programmability. Schmidt´s sound generation engine features virtually everything that subtractive synthesis is endowed with – and even more: Schmidt gives you additional features that have never been implemented in a fully analog synthesizer before! Features that are truly unique to Schmidt – picture multiple pulsewidth modulation and multiple ringmodulators, for starters. Every single parameter – even for the most complex modulation routings you might envisage – can be accessed directly using dedicated frontpanel controls and switches. No more browsing through mind-boggling and confusing menues! Instant tweaking heaven! Schmidt is crafted to match the highest production standards – it is entirely hand-made in Germany. The casing, made of carefully selected wood and metal, is as beautiful as it is sturdy and reliable. Some general specifications: • eight-voice polyphonic, true analogue synthesizer with digital control and preset memories • 61 keys, semi-weighted, with aftertouch and velocity • multitimbral (eight parts) • separate outputs for each voice, plus summing outputs and headphone output • advanced performance controllers freely programmable per preset (joystick, pitch- and modwheel, pedal inputs) • 1,028 single sound presets • 256 multi sound presets • complete MIDI implementation, MIDI via USB • sophisticated glide- and portamento capabilities • all sound programming functions feature dedicated frontpanel controls and switches • precise information about parameter names and current values via large LC-display • multi-color LEDs and display • control panel with adjustable angle • internal universal power supply • flightcase included Some specifications per voice: • real analogue signal path with digital control for most precise tuning and modulation • two parallel signal paths within each voice for most complex and dynamic timbres • four different oscillators per voice with countless outstanding and complementary features • classic basic waveforms (square, sawtooth, noise) and modulation routings (PWM, sync, ringmodulation, FM) as well as advanced modulation routings including ”multiple PWM” and ”multiple ringmod” to create most complex timbres on oscilator level • two real analogue 24dB Moog-style ladder filters • four 12dB multimode filters (dual filters) • filters can be combined in very flexible ways in order to create a great variety of different characteristics • additional 12 dB lowpass filter phattens up things even more. • dedicated modulation sources (LFOs, envelopes) for oscillators, filters, and VCAs • Level- and panning modulations provide dynamic mixing, blending and stereo panning within each voice
Here's a feature of the synth: MusoTalk TV: Musikmesse 2011: Schmidt Synthesizer.
Here is a demo of the Schmidt Synthesizer. All sounds come from this monster synth. The video will also tell a little about the sound structure of the synth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oImoScan6P8 Update with another Part 2 video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To3qYHTuzIw
Thx for sharing this! I have the Quantum as well. Fantastic Synth. I also have an original PPG Wave, and I'd take the Quantum all day long. The original has its charms, but the Quantum is so flexible, easy to use, and sounds really great. I agree with one guys review. It's not the BEST sounding...
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