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Polyphonic 20 voice (last OS) synthesizer expandable to 32 voices with expansion boards. It's Virtual Analogue synthesis architecture is based on the Bass Station. There are 3 oscillators per voice offering square, saw, variable and pulse waveforms. Two LFOs are avaliable per voice, for controlling the VCA, VCO (pitch) and VCF (cutoff), available waveforms are saw, square, triangle and sample&hold. The filters 12, 18 and 24 dB/Oct. These are high-, low- and bandpass and capable of self-oscillation (resonance) and offer overdrive. Effects are distortion, reverb, chorus, flange, phaser, delay, pan, tremolo, 2 band EQ and comb filtering. The synth can hold 512 patches, upgradable to 1024, and 256 performance slots. It offers 8 MIDI parts control. The keyboard is 61 keys and offers velocity and aftertouch. The machine was produced in the year 1998 to 2000.

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Supernova II still worth it in 2015?

Just saw a Supernova II rack for 300€! Do you think is a good buy or is it outdated or too expensive for such an old digital synth?... I have DSI PEK PE, Waldorf XTK, Waldorf Pulse 2, Oberheim Matrix 1000, Yamaha FS1R and planning to buy DIVA. Also have the Logic X synths. Just wanted a...

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Novation Peak

...because the tone is just perfect for all needs of electronic music, especially classic trance type sounds. I had the Supernova II in the early days, but always felt that its sound was somehow masked by something, like a digital blanket. The Peak seems to totally lack that issue. The sounds have clarity and...

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Novation Summit

The Summit lacks 8 parts, an arp with user defined patterns and a 64 step sequencer, just like the SuperNova II. Novation knows how to do it, they did it 20 years ago,... Now that I think about it, I'm not sure the "analogue trade off" was ever a good deal...

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