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Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600

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TONESTAR is an ARP® 2600-inspired synth voice, pre-patched like Pearlman's prodigy, and fully in-the-box modular, allowing for highpass/bandpass/notch filter tones, and bristling X-mod effects. Connect CV / gate and twist 'n' switch, or pull its tones and voltages apart one 3.5mm cord at a time. 26 knobs, 7 switches, and 21 jacks make for complex a...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $479.0
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Overview

TONESTAR is an ARP® 2600-inspired synth voice, pre-patched like Pearlman's prodigy, and fully in-the-box modular, allowing for highpass/bandpass/notch filter tones, and bristling X-mod effects. Connect CV / gate and twist 'n' switch, or pull its tones and voltages apart one 3.5mm cord at a time.

26 knobs, 7 switches, and 21 jacks make for complex and satisfying signal flow, color and collisions. If it gets reedy, route the triangle wave around the VCF, and push that Sub.

The VCO is the same as the Oscillation, the Boomstar, and the Omega. It's kind of a combination of Arp®, Oberheim® and Moog® circuits (sort of a greatest hits), time-tested, very stable—very good tracking over a very large range. This module is a TONESTAR—its own thing—and not a 2600 clone attempt; nevertheless, the Tone tugs lovingly at times on the sleeve of the 2600.

It is a single oscillator, 2600 VCF, pre-patched and yet fully modular classic synth voice.. Its primary use would be as a go-to bassline/lead tool, or a premium quality, entry-level, complete synth module, for root-to-leaf sound design, and multiform analog exploration/expression.

26 Knobbed and "Shafted" Potentiometers
VCO: FREQUENCY, PULSE WIDTH, LFO (^), GLIDE, MOD (ADSR), SAW*, SQUARE*, SUB, TUNE; Noise: LEVEL; VCF: FREQUENCY, RESONANCE, TRACK, DRIVE, ADSR, MOD (LFO); LFO: DEPTH (OSC), SPEED; ENVs: (ADSR) ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE, (AR) ATTACK, RELEASE; VCA: FEEDBACK (filter), VOLUME

7 Switches
VCO: OCT (up/down), FREQ/PW, NO VCF; VCF: FREQ/RESO; LFO: TRIANGLE/SQUARE*; ENVs: DRONE, MASTER; VCA: IN/MIX

21 Jacks
VCO: TRIANGLE*, SAWTOOTH*, SQUARE*, MIX, 1V/O, MOD IN; NOISE: NOISE (white); LFO: DEPTH, TRIANGLE*, SQUARE*, SPEED; VCF: EXT IN, FIL OUT, MOD IN; ENVs: MOD IN, ADSR OUT, AR OUT, GATE IN; VCA: IN/MIX, VCA IN, OUTPUT

Features

All Controls—arranged in order of signal flow—and Patch Points
  • VCO:
  • FREQUENCY, PULSE WIDTH, OCT – +1/-1, LFO (^)FREQ/PW, GLIDE,
  • TRIANGLE*/NO VCF MOD (ADSR) SAWTOOTH, SQUARE, SUB, TRIANGLE, SAWTOOTH, SQUARE, MIX, 1V/O, TUNE, MOD IN
  • Noise:
  • NOISE, LEVEL
  • VCF:
  • FREQUENCY, RESONANCE, TRACK , DRIVE, FREQ
  • ADSR – Filter to ADSR envelope attenuator.
  • MOD (LFO) – Filter to LFO attenuator.
  • EXT IN – External audio input.
  • FIL OUT – Filter audio output.
  • MOD IN – Frequency or Resonance modulation CV input.
  • LFO:
  • TRIANGLE/SQUARE, DPTH (OSC), SPEED, DEPTH, TRIANGLE, SQUARE, SPEED
  • ENVs:
  • ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE
  • DRONE/MASTER – Indefinite/instant sustain, and master mode for ADSR routing switch. Center off.
  • ATTACK
  • RELEASE
  • MOD IN –ADSR OUT – ADSR
  • AR OUT – AR Output.
  • VCA:
  • FEEDBACK, VOLUME, VCA/CV, IN/MIX VCA IN, OUTPUT
Details
  • PCB Mounting Scheme - Through-hole.
  • Filter - Discrete, voltage controlled, 24/db/oct cascaded transconductance low-pass filter, employing six pairs of hand-matched transistors.
  • Size - 32hp.
  • Depth - 35mm including connectors.
  • Power Usage - 130mA, 80mA (+12 / -12)
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Studio ElectronicsTonestar 2600
 
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4.0

Big Sound Small Box

By VampyreLegion

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • No Patch cables needed to create sounds

Cons

  • No Manual, not even online.

Best Uses

  • Eurorack Starter
  • Learning
  • MIDI

Comments about Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600:

Good semi modular synth, More patchable than a Moog Mother32. Good to add as a backup voice to a Eurorack, since this synth contains all the modules you need to create bass and lead sounds.

Good starter synth for a Eurorack build if you are looking to create sounds right away, you can always add modules to this synth since it has many patch points.

 
4.0

Tonestar 2600 Big things from a little box.

By VampyreLegion

from New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600:

Nice little synth with some cool features. if you are short on room, this module contains everything you need to make noise! I use this in a Waldorf KB37 and it great for setting up a quick patch.

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