Studio Electronics Boomstar Analogue Desktop Synth - SEM - the original Oberheim 12dB.
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 and desire still, the electronic Analog sound that changed the world, and for seekers who have yet to discover that magic and delight... in their time.
Driven by rapid fire hardware envelope snap, and near Modular sound flexibility (at the flip of any of its 20 toggle switches), the STUDIO ELECTRONICS BOOMSTAR desktop* synth is a performer and sound designer's waking dream. The Boomstar foundation: two Oscillators—stackable waveforms with Sub OSC, two Envelopes—invertible, loopable, with 'drone' and 'master' mode, is accented expressively by hardware XMod and exponential glide, extensive modulation routing, and a flexible software LFO: jacked for heavy lifting and fine-tuned experimentation—even go "off synth" with the external input and color exotic oscillations.
The quick-turn shaft pots along the bottom for the hardware Ring Mod, Noise, Filter Feedback and VCO Levels make vital sonic change intimate, immediate, and indispensable; the adjacent Overdrive switch adds warmth and edge. Thirty one pots insure fluid, intuitive mastery over wide-ranging sweep and subtlety of tone: feather in the changes or whip them suddenly and rhythmically into shape.
All discrete circuity, with our trademark hand matched transistors in the filter and amp. Thirty one pots, 2 rotary and 18 toggle switches shape that tone dynamically.
6 Classic Filter Types -
SE80—Yamaha® CS-80; 700—KORG® MiniKorg; 5089—Moog® 24 dB ladder; 4075—ARP® 2600; SEM—original Tom Oberheim® 12 dB; 3003—Roland® TB-303
Hardware Envelopes -
Sharp-dressed and snappy, single or multiple triggering (VCA 2), envelopes hearken back to our MIDIMINI roots; Drone and Master modes update the tech.
CV and Gate In, Ext. In -
Control Voltage, Gate, and External input connectivity for old school interfacing, speed, MIDI freedom, and external source processing flexibility.