Ants! analog semi-modular synthesizer by Plankton Electronics

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Plankton Electronics has launched a Kickstarter project for Ants!, a portable, desktop format analog semi-modular synthesizer.

Plankton Ants!

Ants! is patchable with standard 3.5mm patch cords. It is 100% compatible with the Eurorack voltage system and patching cords nad you can expand the synth with most of the Eurorack modules available on the market.

A powerful and deep electronic musical instrument. Explore, patch, tweak, enjoy and create your own music. Feel the power of an analog synth!

Ants! features

  • 4 Oscillators: yes, 4! V/Oct triangle-core oscillators. 2 of them switchable to LFO. Combining sinusoidal, triangle, saw, square and pulse with PWM. Play chords, detuned basses, octaved leads, drums, and frequency modulated sounds.
  • 2 LFOs: 2 low frequency oscillators with triangle, square and pulse outputs.
  • VCF: switchable analog 12dB low-pass / 6db high-pass filter with resonance. At high input volumes it distort the signal. Self oscillating. It can sound crystal clear or really dirty.
  • 2 A/R envelopes: 2 attack – release envelopes with manual and external controls. Working at different times.
  • Mixer: 3 input mixer. Mix oscillators, envelopes, noise or any other AC or DC signal.
  • 2 VCAs: control the level of the signals with 2 analog VCAs.
  • Noise: a white noise source!
  • Sample and Hold: create random voltages, stepped sequences or dither your sounds or even your own voice.
  • AND gate: logic AND gate. Combine oscillators to create new waves, combine LFOs to create different patterns or mix your control signals to create complex modulations.
  • MIDI to CV: connect any MIDI keyboard, sequencer or computer and transform the digital signal to analog voltages for controlling the synth.
  • 49 patch points, 28 potentiometers, 5 switches and 8 leds.
  • Normalized: Some connections are already made between some functions. Just connect your Midi or CV controller and play the synth without patching it. You can break any connection by plugging a patch cord to the normalized input.

The Kickstarter project aims to raise 27,000 EUR by January 8th, 2017.

More information: Plankton Electronics / Ants!

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