Andromeda is now here!

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Posted by ferd on February 01, 2000 at 18:35:53:

The *Official* Alesis Andromeda specs have just been released:
61 keys

16 voice true analog synthesizer

2 oscillators per voice, with sub oscillators, hard and soft sync, and ring mod per voice

2-pole multimode resonant filter (Oberheim SEM style) plus 4-pole lowpass resonant filter (Moog style) per voice

Three 7 stage envelopes, with 9 different slopes available -per stage-

Three multi-wave LFOs with variable waveshapes and phase

144 buttons

72 knobs

16 channel multitimbral

Industrial design by Axel Hartmann (who does most of the Waldorf stuff)

Large 640 x 240 graphic display

CV inputs for oscillator, filter

External audio inputs

20 outputs - 2 main, 2 aux, 16 individual mono (8 TRS jacks)

Arpeggiator and analog-style step sequencer

Everything on the front panel transmits MIDI

Onboard 24 bit digital effects, plus analog distortion circuit

Large ribbon controller

256 presets, 128 user, plus card slot for program expansion.

Flash memory OS - upgrading the OS is as simple as downloading a MIDI file, and playing it into the synth.

The official ship date and price of Andromeda are TBD.

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