Studio Electronics MIDIMINI V30 - Rackmount Analog Synthesizer
MIDNINI V30 - $2999 Many can recall dialing up Midim-g/Midimini patches that fit a song so perfectly that they inspired even greater creativity; shapely, sometimes sinuous sounds whose essense called out to you; emotive sounds you never wanted to change; sounds you lovingly tracked, notated and revered; sounds as vital as the lyrics or lead vocal—that solid, insistent, articulate bounce, bravado, and twangy bang. Was there another sensible, MIDI-driven rackmount choice for immaculate synth-bass and lead lines? November 2019 brings the SE Midimini V30 to the table, and nothing has been lost in the translation of this end-of-decade Analog essential. A raft of brand-new hardware features, extensive software sweetening, and modular connections open the window even wider to an already stunning Analog view. It's highlight time again: Through-hole build:Every. Single. PC board. Classic 4-pole, 24 db/oct, voltage-controlled Lowpass Ladder Filter, with voltage-controlled Cutoff. Semi-Modular Mini: Standard issue CV & Gate, and # OutsToOuts-friendly patchability of voltage, amplifier, and key tonal mastering tap points (1/8" Eurorack Connections). Classic Midimini Cross Mod and Boomstar-perfected Ring Mod. Amp Drive: Boomstar Modular AMP saturation and overdrive imported into 'V30 world. Output Feedback loop and gain control—the old Low Output to External Input hack—hardwired and fine-tuned—interacts expressivley with Amp Drive. MIDI-syncable, AFM*-capable, multi-waveform LFO, routable to VCF and VCO. LFO Out patch point for deep modulation or oscillation creation. LFO Gate (LFO pulse of VCF/VCA) from the SE-02. OSC 1 Triangle Wave to amplifier (bypasses VCF) for high Resonance setting/low frequency compensation. Sweepable OSC Oscillator 2 to Oscillator 1 Sync. Handy Boomstar Drone feature. Envelope 2 Master Mode: ENV2 (VCA) assumes control of Filter (VCF) Envelope. Expressive Linear and Exponential Glide. Front Panel-mounted External Audio input with level control.