Dave Smith Instruments Tetra 4 Voice Analogue Desktop Synth

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Polyphonic analogue desktop synthesiser

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We like Dave Smith Instruments. A lot.

The arrival of the Tetra to their already fairly expansive range of synths has only cemented our opinion that this company (and, specifically, the man at the helm) make some of the most exciting and down-right affordable synthesisers around right now. The Tetra offers four voice polyphony and is, in the words of the big-man himself, a "mini-Prophet '08", which is outstanding considering the price. The sound is predictably rich, deep and full of the character you'd expect from a fully analogue DSI synth. However, the best thing about this synth (in our humble opinion) is its' astonishing versatility and expandability. Thanks to the different 'modes' on offer the Tetra can be used as a powerful polysynth, a four output, multi-timbral monosynth, a 'modular style' poly, an absolutely colossal unsion voice polysynth or by chaining it with other Tetras, a Mopho or Prophet '08 you can use it as an expander to create up to a whopping 16-voice poly! Seriously, take our advice and get your hands on a Tetra!

Additional Info

Additional Info

  • Multitimbral four-voice analog synthesizer
  • 100% analog signal path
  • Two oscillators per voice (sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle, square with variable pulse width) with hard sync
  • White noise generator
  • One classic Curtis low-pass filter (switchable 2- or 4-pole) per voice, self-oscillating in 4-pole mode
  • Analog VCAs
  • Three envelope generators (ADSR plus delay) per voice
  • Four LFOs per voice
  • Two sub-octave generators (one octave down and two octaves down) per voice
  • Feedback loop per voice with programmable level and gain
  • Four assignable performance controls per program
  • Gated 16 x 4 step sequencer (one sequence per program)
  • Arpeggiator
  • Fully programmable (free downloadable software editor for Mac OS and Windows)
  • 512 programs organized into four banks of 128; 128 combos
  • I/O: USB 2.0 (type B receptacle), MIDI In, MIDI Out/Thru, Poly Chain Out, Audio Outs 1/Left, 2/Right, 3, and 4 (1/4" unbalanced), 1/4" Headphone Out
  • 7.9” L x 5” W x 2.7” H (20.07 cm x 12.7 cm x 6.86 cm)
  • 1.8 lb. (0.81 kg)
Manufacturer's Part Number DSI-1204
Manufacturer Dave Smith Instruments
also known as Dave Smith Instruments Tetra 4 Voice Desktop Synth, Dave Smith Instruments Tetra 4 Voice Synth, Dave Smith Tetra 4, Tetra 4
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