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Friday, July 25, 2008

Dave Smith MEK

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Dave Smith Instruments MEK Evolver Keyboard Single Voice Synthesizer Features:

* 3-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch (pressure)
* Easy-to-program matrix-style front panel with 8 endless-turn rotary encoders
* Specifications:
* Four oscillators in total: two analog two digital
* Analog oscillator waveshape: sawtooth triangle saw-triangle and pulse (with voltage-controlled analog pulse-width modulation)
* Digital oscillators select from 96 wavetables from the Prophet-VS (128 x 12 bits) and 32 user-loadable (via MIDI) Wavetables (128 x 16 bits)
* Hard sync on the analog oscillators
* FM and ring mod on the digital oscillators
* Separate glide per oscillator with two glide modes
* Real voltage-controlled analog lowpass filters
* 4-pole/2-pole switchable fully resonant (in 4-pole mode)
* Right and left channel Analog Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCA)
* Dual digital 4-pole Highpass filters (one per channel) to place before or after analog electronics.
* Stereo audio inputs; Noise generator
* Envelope Follower and Peak Detect from External Input to use as modulation sources
* External Input can be used to gate envelopes and/or step the sequencer
* Three snappy ADSR envelopes
* Four LFOs (sync with sequencer and MIDI)
* Dual (left and right channel) tunable feedback loops; modulate frequency and amount
* Delay with 3 taps; each with separate time and amount modulation
* Syncs to sequencer/MIDI Normal feedback and additional feedback path through analog filters
* Individual digital one for each channel can be placed before or after analog electronics
* 4 Banks of 128 Programs for 512 total Programs Dump to/from MIDI
* 16 x 4 analog-style sequencer - syncs with MIDI
* Extensive Modulation capabilities including audio-range modulation Bipolar (+/-) modulation
* Internal computer and DSP chips can be reprogrammed via MIDI for easy upgrades
* Dimensions: 10-3/4" wide 6" deep and 1-1/2" high (27 x 15 x 4 cm)
* Weight: About 3 pounds
* Universal power supply runs nearly anywhere
* 100-240 V AC 50-60 Hz. Includes 4 adapters: USA Euro UK and Australia.

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