Renowned synth designer Ken MacBeth has revealed the details of his latest creation, the MacBeth Elements Analog Synthesizer, a unit which aims to offer "top quality features" without making for any "sonic compromise."
The high-end boutique synth has long been in development, but its details were officially released recently as part of Europe's Musikmesse conference. Among those specs, Elements boasts "three wide-ranging voltage controlled oscillators," a "temperature compensated VC low-frequency oscillator," a noise generator, ring modulator, voltage-controlled filter, tape delay simulator, spring reverberator, and a touch-capacitive, gold-plated articulator keyboard. Essentially, each component has been constructed and integrated with an intense attention to detail which leaves a plethora of options in the user's hands along every step of the synthesizing process. Clearly, the MacBeth Elements is not for the faint of heart, especially considering the $6,500 price tag that comes with it.
The video below finds MacBeth himself showing off the features of his impressive new unit, and Analogue Haven breaks down the Elements' full specs in plain English here, where the mega synth is also available to pre-order. (via Synthtopia)