The 002 is starting to look like another synth you won’t be able to afford, but will drool over – like the synth equivalent of watching an Aston Martin roll by. But boy, is it sounding fantastic. Everything we loved about the Monowave appears to be massively expanded in polyphonic form, a full-on, big budget sequel. There are beautiful, shimmering wave sounds recalling wavetable synths of yore. It aliases in every perfect way.

And now we know what it looks like, too: like it means business. Sleek, futuristic, stylish, and crystal-clear in function, that front panel looks nothing if not like a Axel Hartmann design.

Have a look, and a listen to some new sounds. Because what better way to celebrate American Independence Day than with, erm, great British synthesizers. (Hey, 18th Century – bygones. Now we’re one world, under synth, indivisible, with polyphony and goodness for all.)

In fact, here in London with these and other engineers – hope to bring CDM very close to this instrument later this summer.

Previously (with a run-down of what we expect from this instrument):
Surprise: A New British Boutique Polysynth is Coming – Modulus Music 002

  • Charles

    It’ll be interestIng to compare it to the P12 (its closest apparent competition) once more details are available. If the Monowave is any indication the modulation (analog) might be less flexible but with different filters and different choices in the digital oscillator section it could be an interesting alternative. Especially if it can also be made not to alias, and offers some good wavetable options…

  • Random Chance

    Indeed, very Hartmann inspired. I wonder if they thought about getting him on board. Perhaps his experience would have made for a cleaner and more ergonomic design. I’m a little bit skeptical about the placement of the keypad to the left of the screen. Not ideal for right-handed people. Maybe the guy who did the interface design is left-handed? 😉

    I’m really looking forward to this synth. Hopefully it will also function as a great master keyboard preferable with polyphonic aftertouch. That would make it an ideal studio synth.

    • echolevel

      Or perhaps the person who designed the interface is right-handed and wanted to be able to play the keyboard with the right hand, operate the keypad with the left, and still be able to see the display screen without there being a wrist in the way. As a right-handed player, I wish more hardware synths were laid out like this.