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Pristine build, old-school sound
Great, thick analog sound in a portable desktop box. Studio Electronic's Boomstar SEM MKII combines old-school analog with one of the most iconic synth filters in history. Satisfy your curiosity for endless tweaking and customisation, without the need of rewiring countless individual modules. Or expand your existing modular setup using the modulation and external inputs to craft something truly unique. Whatever your preference, the Boomstar will play flawlessly via MIDI or CV and is built with hand-matched, discrete components for maximum sound quality and longevity.
Aesthetic and under-the-hood changes bring the Boomstar's iconic design into 2018. The Boomstar MKII has increased dynamic range and headroom, while optimising circuitry for an improved, purer tone. Whether it's centre stage, a grungy bass line or fattening up a mix, the Boomstar brings that classic analog sound to your music.
SEM OB Filter (HP/LP Notch)
The original Lord Tom Oberheim two-pole 12dB/octave filter. Described as "boxy, reedy and boomy", a customisable multi-mode resonant low-pass/high-pass, band-pass and notch filter. Completely discrete through-the-hole circuity for the best sound and longevity, with Studio Electronic's trademark hand-matched transistors.
Two Analog Oscillators and a Versatile LFO
Quality synthesis begins with a premium sound source. The Boomstar's two oscillators (VCOs) have been built for a pure sound quality and maximum durability. With VCO1, you can combine up to three waveforms simultaneously to produce a lavish sound with huge harmonics. Wave shapes include triangle/sawtooth, sine/square, and sub-octave. Thicken the effect with VCO2, which includes a fine tuning knob and oscillator sync to add extra musical details. To boost your sound's character, the Boomstar's powerful low frequency oscillator (LFO) provides nine unique wave shapes. Easily affect the filter and envelope - or control each VCO's modulation individually - for evolving and organic sounds.
The Boomstar's two ADSR (attack, decay, sustain, release) envelopes give you extensive customisation over your sound's dynamic contours. Go into to detail with invert, loop, drone and master modes to refine the tone. If the legendary filter and top-quality envelopes aren't already enough for you, the Boomstar also includes an oscillator XMOD, Ring Mod, and White Noise Generator for extreme special effects.
Flexible and Expandable
Chain multiple units together to create your own analog polysynth. Or easily integrate your existing modular gear. The Boomstar MKII includes jack inputs for Control Voltage, Gate, Filter Frequency Modulation, Amplifier Modulation, and External Audio. Alternatively, harness the pure tone of the Boomstar's premium oscillators with the OSC Out jack.
For the MKII, Studio Electronics has given the Boomstar a brand new facelift. Control functions are now better clarified and different coloured knobs help you perform under stage lighting, giving you absolute control when crafting your custom sound. The sturdy steel chassis protects the Boomstar's inner workings, reflecting the iconic durability of classic premium synthesizers. With its beautiful one-off handcrafted wooden ends, it looks great as a permanent feature in the studio.
About Studio Electronics
Since 1981, Studio Electronics has produced premium analog synthesizers for the most discerning musicians. Loved by artists and producers alike, Studio Electronics continues to reinvent synthesizer design with vibrant new designs. The tell-tale thick analog sound is achieved by using discrete circuitry and individually hand-matched transistors. Each synthesizer is built for unparalleled sound quality and professional durability.
- Two discrete oscillators, with four different waveforms and sub extension
- XMOD, ring modulator and noise source for special effects
- Versatile LFO with nine unique waveform shapes
- Expand your existing modular setup, with patch inputs and oscillator output
- Two hardware ADSR envelopes
- CV and MIDI in
- Classic SEM OB Filter (HP/LP Notch)
- Power: Mains Adapter
- Oscillators: Oscillator 1, Oscillator 2, LFO
- Filter: SEM OB Filter (HP/LP Notch)
- Inputs: CV, gate, filter frequency modulation, amplifier modulation, external signal, MIDI
- Outputs: MIDI, oscillator, 1/4" jack main out
- Controls: Rotary knobs, switches