Ekssperimental Sounds has launched the ES-01 Analog Synthesizer, a vintage emulation that faithfully recreates a classic analog monosynth.

The ES-01 Rack Extension adds a sub oscillator, unison and polyphony to the features of Yamaha’s CS-01.

Ekssperimental Sounds ES-01 Analog Synthesizer

While the hardware which the ES01 is based on was originally marketed as an entry-level synth, it is still a popular tool of many professional artists for its ease of use in getting great sounds, particularly leads and bass lines.

The ES01 is not a 1:1 emulation – it also has additional features like Sub Oscillator, Unison and last but not least, Polyphony. The Touch Data Programmer with its Global Settings and modulation matrix together with the CV connectivity of the Reason Rack gives ES01 massive tweaking possibilities. This all makes the ES01 unique and quite capable of producing many classic analog synth sounds like fat basses, vibrant pads, synthetic arpeggios and leads that cut through the mix.

ES-01 features

  • VCO with 5 waveforms including triangle, sawtooth, square, rectangle, and PWM.
  • Feet Selector from 32′ to 4′ with “WN” (white noise) setting.
  • Sub Oscillator with selectable waveforms (-1 or -2 octaves) including noise.
  • VCO/Sub Oscillator mixer.
  • VCF with default 12 dB/octave filter and option for 24 dB/octave slope.
  • LFO with 5 waveforms including sine, triangle, saw, square and random.
  • Glissando with options for “stepped” or “smooth” transitions between notes.
  • ADSR Envelope Generator.
  • Prerouted Breath Control.
  • Touch Data Programmer with 16 slot modulation matrix (divided into two pages).
  • Wide sounding unison.
  • Polyphony (16 voices, 8 voices with unison engaged).
  • Analog Drift and Noise settings on the back panel.
  • Pitch Bend range of +/-24.
  • Optional extended ranges for VCF, LFO, PWM Speed, and Mod Wheel.
  • Tempo Sync options for LFO and PWM.
  • CV Inputs: Gate, Note, Mod Wheel, Pitch Bend, BC, 4 assignable.
  • CV Outputs: LFO, 4 assignable.
  • Over 300 presets.

The ES01 Analog Synthesizer Rack Extension for Reason is on sale at 25% off through March 31st, 2018, priced at 59 EUR (regular 79 EUR).

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