The careful selection of modules and clear layout make ACE the ideal instrument for newcomers delving into the fascinating world of modular synthesis. But ACE also delivers the goods: like any medium-sized professional hardware system, ACE has enough synthesis power to keep you discovering new tricks for many years to come!
At first glance ACE may seem overly simplistic, but remember that virtually anything can be plugged into anything else. For instance, try plugging an LFO into a Filter, then use that filter as an FM source for an oscillator. Crazy routing is possible, endless fun is guaranteed!
semi-modular architecture, with default routing like ARP 2600
25 signal sources, 30+ signal targets
up to 8 times unison with +/-2 octave detune range each
exceptional filters, can self-oscillate
LFOs can be used as VCOs and vice versa
sync, FM, cross modulation
use multiples for inversion, amp / ring modulation etc.
custom LFO waveform "tap map"
microtuning (Scala .tun standard)
100% free of Supersaws!
2 x LFO (0Hz - 20kHz)
2 x ADSSR envelopes
2 x VCO (0Hz - 20kHz, PWM, VCO1-linked sub)
2 x VCF (LP1/LP2/LP3/LP4 and HP/BP/BR each)
2 x VCA with pan
2 x multiples (with modulation input)
1 x mixer (for standard sources + aux)
1 x ramp generator (loopable)
1 x mapping generator (up to 128 values)
1 x noise (white, pink)
3 x global effects (chorus, delay, 2 x tone)
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