MATRIXSYNTH: GRP A2 Analog Monosynth w/ VU Meters

Thursday, February 06, 2020

GRP A2 Analog Monosynth w/ VU Meters

via this auction

"IMHO, this is the best bits of the larger A4 with some changes to the oscillators to give them a better, less static sounding core. I always felt the A4 oscillators were a bit stiff and lifeless whereas the A2 oscillators sing and bounce more. The oscillators have a lot of Frequency Modulation (FM) sources and you can put Oscillator 2 in drone mode (disconnected from the pitch/MIDI info) and then modulate it to create some other-worldly soundscapes.

Add in the awesome State Variable Filter with overdrive/distortion, LFOs, envelopes, and Arpeggiator and you have a machine that gives you a lot of possibilities.

The main/filter envelope can loop and the second envelope can be set to Hold, which opens it up for drones or when you're doing initial tuning.

The Ring Mod and Sample and Hold sections are a nice addition and of course you can use MIDI or cv/gate to control it.

Plus, who doesn't love watching a pair of lighted VU meters dancing around to the music?

If you're looking for a beefy monosynth with some surprises, the A2 is worth checking out."

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