AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absinthe.



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AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absinthe.

Postby Tom Dalton » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:12 pm

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Throughout early 2012, the AB-Synth was in very limited production...a PCB order mishap left me with a crazy limited supply of PCBs. The time off got me thinking about revisions, I tested them over a few months, and the AB-Synth is now firmly in v2.

(It's been in effect for a while now...Prymaxe has been stocking them, FH has been delivering them for a couple months. So they're out there!)



· February 2009 alpha: One footswitch version. (Oscillation on a toggle.) Few made.
· March 2009 v1: Oscillation moved to footswitch. Some changes to control sweeps.
· Fall 2011 - v1.5: Trip knob revised to Voice/Trip knob, which built the popular Voice toggle into a knob.

· Spring 2012 - v2:
····· As in v1.5, the Trip knob remains revised to Voice/Trip, which built the popular Voice toggle into a knob. This knob works in both modes! In fuzz mode, it's a voice/flavor control that adjusts low end response and gain level. In Trip mode, it's a dramatic oscillation control, from fast and blippy to slow and low!
····· Clip knob replaces Text for a much more dramatic texture/character control, adjusting clipping and compression. In oscillation mode, you can get lots more self-arpeggiation. :cool:
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby sylnau » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:28 pm

Very interesting... voice/trip... clip. :joy:
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby JuJo » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:25 am

oh dear... and I love the arpeggiation, not only because its a cool word, but because it sounds great too. :thumb:
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby Tom Dalton » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:03 am

arpeggiation...arpeggiation...arpeggiation...arpeggiation...oh man, now the word has lost all its meaning!
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby Almonds » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:59 pm

How do I not own one of these yet...?
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby sylnau » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:37 am

Almonds wrote:How do I not own one of these yet...?

You should... really. Best oscillation ever.

Tom Dalton wrote:the Trip knob remains revised to Voice/Trip, which built the popular Voice toggle into a knob. This knob works in both modes! In fuzz mode, it's a voice/flavor control that adjusts low end response and gain level. In Trip mode, it's a dramatic oscillation control, from fast and blippy to slow and low!


Do you mean it's doing the voice (like the voice push/pull) and the gain (like the 5th knob on a 5k) at the same time with only 4 knobs? Or it's something different?
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby Tom Dalton » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:59 am

sylnau wrote:
Almonds wrote:How do I not own one of these yet...?

You should... really. Best oscillation ever.

Tom Dalton wrote:the Trip knob remains revised to Voice/Trip, which built the popular Voice toggle into a knob. This knob works in both modes! In fuzz mode, it's a voice/flavor control that adjusts low end response and gain level. In Trip mode, it's a dramatic oscillation control, from fast and blippy to slow and low!


Do you mean it's doing the voice (like the voice push/pull) and the gain (like the 5th knob on a 5k) at the same time with only 4 knobs? Or it's something different?


The Voice knob is like the Voice push-pull...but adjusts continuously between the two settings of the push-pull. It's not a dual-gang that's also doing gain a Gain knob...but it does adjust gain a bit (but more subtly than a Gain knob).
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby spacelordmother » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:39 pm

sylnau wrote:Very interesting... voice/trip... clip. :joy:



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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby magiclawnchair » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:13 am

Sort of a trip-synth, if you will... :excellent:
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby Tom Dalton » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:17 am

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The AB-Synth was almost named Tripsynth, and almost renamed Tripsynth.
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby julius_deane » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:35 am

I'm guessing there's no way to upgrade old v1 models to this version?
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Re: AB-2INTH. The cat's out of the bag, and wasted on Absint

Postby Tom Dalton » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:23 pm

julius_deane wrote:I'm guessing there's no way to upgrade old v1 models to this version?


Hmm...actually, in most cases, I could mod them to v2. But it'd involve either:
1) Replacing the Text and Trip knobs with the V2 upgrades.
2) Side-mounting 1-2 knobs.
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