MATRIXSYNTH: MacBeth Elements 2 - rare black, only 30 made

Saturday, September 21, 2019

MacBeth Elements 2 - rare black, only 30 made


via this auction

"A rare opportunity is here

My knee surgeon did not want to be paid in gear, so ...

Here is a MacBeth Elements 2. One of only about 30 made in the black and gold styling.

For those of you that know, this is one of those special synths that sound unlike anything else on the planet.

For those of you that don't know, here's a quick feature rundown:
3 VCOs, a voltage-controlled LFO that can track and function as a 4th oscillator, Low pass filter that can be switched between 2 and 4 pole responses, two ADSR envelopes, extensive modulation section plus Ring Mod, Noise, and an external input, Spring reverb and vintage-sounding delay with feedback and modulation. A beautiful 37 note touch keyboard.

When Ken came up with the Elements 2 as a successor to the original silver Elements, he took the opportunity to add some often requested features. So, new to the Elements 2 is an additional sync switch that allows you to sync VCO 3 to VCO 2 (there already is a sync 2 to 1 switch), separate Enhance control for VCO 2 (kind of like a dedicated PWM for the square wave, but the Elements 2 has 2 of them instead of just one) so you can modulate the pulse width without tieing up the LFO.

Around the back is a huge bonus - separate outputs for the VCOs. If you've ever tried to change the pitch of a VCO in the middle of a complicated patch with lots of filtering, modulation, and effects, you know how challenging that can be at times. With the separate outs, simply run a cable from the VCO you need to a tuner and Bam!, you're done in seconds without having to tear down your patch."

1 comment:

  1. I only want to know the meaning of the dumbbells. Are you on a boat and need to keep the package from sliding about?

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