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Twisted Electrons | therapSid II


Named after a vicious dinosaur, its sound is no less aggressive. TherapSid has evolved to create roaring noises that will cut through your mix like razor-sharp claws through a mammoth steak. So why do you need another synth, since they already take 90% of the space in your room and your significant other keeps complaining about it? Well, what sets TherapSid apart from other SID based synths is its focus on control. Instead of getting confused by lcds and damaging your eyesight trying to read tiny sub menu fonts, this instrument features no less than 35 knobs and 33 buttons to give you full power over your sound. TherapSid is lovingly handcrafted in the south of France and packed with enough features to keep you busy until the next ice age. You can assign LFOs to knobs with one push of a button, you can also override the LFOs with analog control voltages. The arpeggiator is a lot of fun with its unique scrub feature. 100 Presets are included to get you started. TherapSid is compatible with all variations of the SID chip including 6581, 8550 (6582) & Swinsid and it is simple to install your own. The unit can be configured to provide the correct voltages and the necessary filter capacitors for both generations are included. Features CV/Gate control 3 Oscillators, 4 waveforms per osc. LFOs sync to MIDI clock Multimode analog Filter (LP BP HP LP+HP) Filter can be assigned to each voice individually Compatible with all SIDS 3x CV inputs for LFO override MIDI output for preset dumping and CCs on all knobs and buttons Paraphonic 3 voice mode Multi timbrall: the 3 voices can be played on separate MIDI channels LFO assignable to ADSR envelope 3 Preset reset (uses preset#1 as template) Preset randomizer Arpeggiator with 4 auto modes and manual scrubbing Multi-sid (4 stereo fat modes) You can mismatch different SID types Order includes 2 Midi cables, power supply, and free world-wide shipping. SID chip is not included, you must source your own!
BrandTwisted Electrons
ModeltherapSid II
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)3
LFO2 Noise, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Engine Detailed3 OSC, Pulse Variable, Saw Up, Square, Triangle, White Noise. C64 SID chip
Filter (VCF)1 Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Envelope (VCA)1 ADSR
Sequencer16 Step Modulator: sequence up to 20 knob positions, per step
ArpeggiatorUp, Down, Up/Down
Key typeN/A
CV-gateCV I-O
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.

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