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Analogue Solutions | RED SQUARE v2
Red Square is a patchable analogue monosynth that can also be used as an effects processor. It has some of the advantages of a modular synth (re-wireable synth circuits, external control, external signal routing) and the advantage of a pre-patched monosynth (easy to use, instant sound, tidy front panel). Its 1/4" jacks sockets mean it can easily be integrated into a studio just like any synth or processor.
Red Square introduces 'modular synthesis' style sound creation for all those that are either daunted by the complexities of modulars, do not have to space for them, or for those that find them too expesive. Red Square gives you the oppurtunity to create a diverse range of sounds by using patch cables to re-route the signals. Red Square is a quick and easy to use synthesiser as its design is in a more familiar monosynth format.
The top row of controls on Red Square act as a complete (pre-patched) monosynth. This section allows Red Square to be used straigth away without having to patch any sections together. All that is needed is a MIDI cable and an audio cable. This means Red Square can be used straight away with no fuss or confusion as a powerful and flexible synthesiser sound machine. The top row synthesiser comprises VCO1, Noise, External Signal, Sub Oscillator, LPF, EG1 and the VCA. The Ring Mod output also goes to the filter audio input, but its inputs must be patched first. The additional sections like EG2, VCO2, Ring Mod, etc, can be patched into the monosynth to create even more varied and complex sounds, or they can be used independently or in conjuction with other synthesisers.
Don't think of Red Square as just a patchable synthesiser as it is also a versatile analogue effects processor. Red Square has a panel full of professional quality 6.35mm jack sockets which allows it to be integrated into your studio set-up just like any effects processor. But instead of just another DSP processor, you have a warm, fat, or even down right dirty analogue effects processor.
The analogue filter or ring modulator can be used as two independent effects processors or chained in series for dual effects. They can be wired into your mixing desk's effect sends and returns just like any other effects unit. The additional sections of Red Square can be patched in to modulate the effect on your external audio signals. All this and you can still create and use an independent synthsiser patch too.
|Model||RED SQUARE v2|
|Engine Type||Modular (Semi)|
|LFO||1 Sample & Hold, Saw Down, Square, Triangle|
|Engine Detailed||2 VCO Saw Down, Square, Triangle, White Noise|
|Filter (VCF)||1 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance|
|Envelope (VCA)||2 ADSR|
|Audio||Mono out, 2 in|
|CV-gate||2x CV and Gate I-O|
|Extra info||Midi to CV|
|Produced:||2005 - 2005|
|Legend:||Obvious||Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable|
|VCO||Voltage Controlled Oscillator||DCO||Digital Controlled Oscillator|
|LFO||Low Frequency Oscillator||Sub||Sub Oscillator|
|VCF||Voltage Controlled Filter||VCA||Voltage Controlled Amplifier|
|Velocity||As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.||Aftertouch||Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.|
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.|