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Monday, June 25, 2012

Tiptop Audio Z3000 Mk2 Analogue Oscillator

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"Really very good analogue oscillator for a Eurorack modular synth. Excellent at FM, has a built in waveshaper and some brill standard waveforms. All the old classics, triangle, square, sawtooth, sine... Also has a very useful digital display so you can tune to precise frequencies or even musical notes. Very handy, and it's one of the best regarded oscillators in the world of modular synthesis at the moment.

Just to warn you in advance, that digital display has always been prone to changing all by itself, even with nothing patched in to it. This has no bearing on the sounds being produced but it's slightly alarming when you first see it. I think there were a few people who had similar issues who mentioned it on the Muffwiggler forum a while back, and they reached the same conclusion that I did - that it's a power issue. It may behave like this if it's in a case with a lot of power hungry modules in it, but as I said I never heard any wobbling in the sound and hopefully it won't happen to you. It's a little over a year old bought from new and aside from a little rack rash is good as new."

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