If the look doesn™t stop you in your tracks, the sound will. The Studiologic Sledge 2.0 is a welcomed update to the original version, blending an intoxicating mix of pure synthesized tones with organi... Click To Read More About This Product
If the look doesn™t stop you in your tracks, the sound will. The Studiologic Sledge 2.0 is a welcomed update to the original version, blending an intoxicating mix of pure synthesized tones with organic sound sampling. With double the polyphony, Sledge 2.0 give you up to 24 voices that can be played simultaneously for even greater control and completely new sound combinations. In addition to its incredible sound engine and user-friendly control panel, Sledge 2.0 further expands the instrument' power and versatility. Studiologic and Waldorf Labs teamed up to make Sledge 2.0 more flexible as a pure synthesizer, adding the ability to play in Dual Mode two programs at the same time, load samples and mix post processing effects for an endless array of sonic creativity.
Auto Dual mode: Sledge 2.0 can now play two sounds at the same time, in Split or Layer mode; the feature is controlled by a new page of the Global function and allows to simply keep one note (for Split) or more notes (for Layer) and then select a new sound, that will be added to the previous sound; as any other sound, also Dual Sound combinations can be permanently stored in any of the 1.000 available presets;
Sample Player: sound samples and new waves can be loaded in the internal 60 megabyte of Flash memory, played by OSC 1 and modifiable by all parameters of the control panel, adding other oscillators, setting filters, envelopes and effects. This feature can constantly expands the instrument' sounds and create a totally new combination of synthesis and sampling.
Pitch & Hold controls: a new Global page allows to enable the Pitch and the Hold separately for the Lower and Upper sounds in Dual Mode, allowing to use the Pitch bend on the Upper sound (i.e. for solo parts) and the Hold pedal to control only the Lower (to keep playing a Drums groove or as a Damper for a Piano sound) and vice versa, or to enable Pitch Bend and Hold on both Upper and Lower sounds;
Reverb+Delay: a new function allows to mix both effects; the Reverb keeps the setting previously selected, while the real time controls (time and level) allows to set the parameters of Delay also when mixed.
Enhanced Polyphony: the total maximum number or notes that can be played at the same time have been expanded to 24, allowing to get a better real time control over the new sound possibilities obtainable from synthesis and sampling together.
Sledge Spectre: samples can be edited (keyboard range, tuning and other parameters) and transmitted to Sledge 2.0 by the USB port, with this easy sample editor that allows to first load and play the samples on your Computer and then download them into the instrument' memory.
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Comments about Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Polyphonic Synthesizer:
I purchased the Studiologic Sledge 2.0, and I would sum up this synthesizer as follows: Axel Hartmann designed, Waldorf powered, complex sound machine that has the option to combine the original classic PPG Wavetables with virtual 70s, 80s analog sounds with the added bonus of a sampler (Ferris Bueller comes to mind) and the ability to play two sounds at the same time (split/layer)--- I think that this combination of features make it stand out as a unique synthesizer linked to synthesizer history that is capable of producing an incredible amount of different sounds including epic virtual analog polyphonic sounds; I really like the knob layout and the retro-futuristic white font used on the panel – definitely has a vintage analog design vibe; has a good amount of keys (61) which is useful and effects are nice; organs, clavinet, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, & piano presets from Studiologic prowess was a nice and useful surprise; well-known synthesizer dudes play it: Geoff Downes from Yes, Jordan Rudess, and I believe Gaz Williams from Sonic State has one; I recommend giving Big Bird a try!