Delicious Sounding Semi-Modular Analog Synth, ANTS, Now Available To Pre-Order

You could have ANTS! in your studio soon. This 4-oscillator semi-modular analog synth in desktop format is now available to pre-order after a successful Kickstarter and is shipping in 2 weeks.

We were blown away by sound of the Plankton Electronics ANTS! 4-oscillator semi-modular analog desktop synthesizer when it launched on Kickstarter back in December 2016. It was obviously oozing character. And not surprisingly, easily surpassed its Kickstarter goal!

Today, the maker of ANTS!, Alex Ballester, has told us ANTS! is now available to pre-order. Anyone who didn't have the opportunity to back this wonderful-sounding  synth on Kickstarter can get a unit now

ANTS! will begin shipping in 2 weeks. The manual will be ready within a week and you can expect more videos coming soon. And what about the price? €490 EUR excluding tax.

AND... Skye Klein has created a web browser-based online patching tool where you can save, browse and recall Ants patches called Meta Patch // Ants. You can check out the BETA version here: http://ants.constructingtowers.com/#/patch

Skye has previously created an online patching librarian system for the Korg MS-20, you can find it here.

 

 

Ants is Eurorack friendly, features MIDI to CV, has more than 50 patch points, 19 knobs, thousands of combinations and infinite possibilities of modulation. And did we mention that it sounds excellent, especially for the price.

Ants Spec / Details

MAIN

  • 27 INPUTS, 24 OUTPUTS
  • ANALOG CIRCUITRY
  • EURORACK FRIENDLY (VOLTAGE)

MODULES

  • 2 LFOs
  • 4 OSCs (2 Switchable To LFO)
  • MIDI TO CV
  • AND LOGIC GATE
  • SAMPLE AND HOLD
  • 2 VCAs
  • WHITE NOISE GENERATOR
  • LP/HP VOLTAGE CONTROLLED FILTER
  • 1 TRIGGERED A/D ENVELOPE
  • 1 GATED A/S/R ENVELOPE
  • 1 MIXER WITH ATTENUVERTERS

POWER

  • 12Vac 1A
  • INCLUDED POWER SUPPLY
  • MATERIALS
  • ROLLED STEEL CASE
  • PLASTIC SIDE COVERS
  • FR4 PANEL
  • SOFT-TOUCH KNOBS

LFOS

  • +/-4V OUTPUTS
  • TRIANGLE CORE
  • TRIANGLE, SINE AND SQUARE WAVES
  • RANGE: 19SEC – 30HZ
  • ‘SYNC IN’ ON LFO·X

OSCILLATORS

  • V/OCT INPUTS
  • +/-4V OUTPUTS
  • TRIANGLE CORE
  • TRIANGLE, SINE, SQUARE, SAWTOOTH
  • AND PW WAVES
  • ‘SYNC IN’ OSC·Y
  • 2 SWITCHABLE TO LFO
  • PWM IN ON XTOSC·X
  • PWM KNOB ON XTOSC·Y

MIXER

  • 3 INPUT
  • 2 ATTENUVERTERS

AD ENV1

  • TRIGGERED ENVELOPE
  • MANUAL CONTROL
  • ‘TRIG IN’
  • ATTACK: 0.9msec – 1sec
  • DECAY: 3msec – 5ec

ASR ENV2

  • GATED ENVELOPE
  • MANUAL CONTROL
  • ‘GATE IN’
  • ATTACK: 5msec – 10sec
  • RELEASE: 1msec – 4Sec
  • MIDI TO CV
  • 1-8 CHANNEL SELECT
  • GATE OUT (NOTE ON)
  • CV (NOTE) OUT
  • CV2 OUT (2nd NOTE OR VELOCITY)

VCF

  • RESONANT ANALOG FILTER
  • HIGH PASS / LOW PASS
  • 2 INPUT MIXER WITH DISTORTION
  • VOLTAGE CONTROLLED FREQUENCY

VCAS

  • 2 Voltage Controlled Amplifiers
  • ‘BASE’ And ‘VOLUME’ ON VCA1

AND GATE

  • 2 INPUT LOGIC GATE
  • 0 TO 5V
Plankton Electronics ANTS! semi-modular desktop synth.

 

Price: €490 EUR / £415 GBP (aprox) / $535 USD (aprox)

Webhttp://www.planktonelectronics.com/ants/

Direct link to pre-orderhttp://store.planktonelectronics.com/product-p/ants.htm

 

 

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