Analogue Solutions Leipzig v3 is a 100% analog synth that uses circuits dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, giving it a distinctly 'old' sound rich and full of character. Two VCOs and a sub-oscillator are fed through a Moog-style ladder filter, playable via MIDI or the extensive CV/gate patch bay. The onboard analog sequencer can be synced using MIDI notes or analog clock signals and is useful not only for playing melodies but also as a modulation source. Leipzig is ideal for both beginners and more advanced synthesists and musicians – use it anywhere you want big, truly vintage analog sounds!
- Pure analog voice and modulation circuitry
- Fat analog Moog-style 24/dB 4-pole transistor ladder filter
- Two analog VCOs with individual glide/portamento
- Sub VCO for extra depth and power
- Oscillator sync and cross-modulation
- Option to overdrive the mixer and filter
- Plenty of modulation routing possibilities
- Versatile analog CV step sequencer with plenty of clocking options
- Use the analog sequencer as a modulation source
- 16-step note sequencer with transpose feature
- Versatile CV/gate patch bay
- MIDI in for DAW/software sequencing
- Headphone output
- Rugged steel/aluminum construction
Leipzig has a huge sound, especially when used for bass. The mixer/filter can be overdriven if desired, giving the synth a really hard sound. This can be toned down, of course, and nice soft synth sounds are possible, too, as well as everything in between. Though a master at big bass sounds, Leipzig is exceptionally good at making electronic percussion – not just sounds, but also percussive loops by using the onboard step sequencer. Patterns can quickly be produced, then either synced to your DAW or sampled in. As well as bass and percussion, Leipzig will produce leads, effects, modular style and other sounds equally well.
The onboard analog sequencer is not just for making simple melodies or percussive loops – think of it also as a modulation source. Each step can be used to drastically change the sounds. This makes it also serve as a simple way of making 'presets' – just step to get the next sound. The sequencer can control the pitch of either VCO and also the filter cutoff. Leipzig also has a 16-note digital sequencer for playing back melodies that can then be manually transposed using your keyboard or DAW.
Syncing the sequencer to a MIDI sequencer or DAW couldn't be easier: the sequencer is advanced one step by sending it MIDI note 000. This way you can clock the sequencer at any tempo, divide the tempo down relative to your DAW's tempo, stop it, start it, mute, etc., all from your DAW – something that you cannot do with MIDI clock sync.
Leipzig is extremely powerful! Don’t be worried by the 'complex' front panel: this synth has been designed to be easy to use, ideal for beginners but with the depth and versatility to enable many years of superb sounds.
|Built In Speakers||No|
|Included From Manufacturer||Power supply|
|Product Unique Features||
Oscillator sync and cross-modulation
Option to overdrive the mixer and filter
Rugged steel/aluminum construction
|Control Connections||CV/gate patch bay|
|Audio Inputs||1/8" mono external audio input on patch panel|
1/4" mono output
1/8" headphone output
|Oscillators per Voice||2 plus Sub|
|Product Weight||6.61 lb|
Analog CV step sequencer, also usable as modulation source
16-step note sequencer with transpose feature
|Voices of Polyphony||1|
Analogue Solutions Warranty
This device comes with a 1 year (from purchase date) back to base warranty, i.e., customer must arrange and pay for shipping to and from Analogue Solutions or the dealer from which purchased.
This warranty shall not apply where the product has been subject to alteration, misuse, accident, neglect (such as extremes of temperature and/or moisture) or to wear resulting from normal use.
At the sole discretion of Analogue Solutions, the warranty is deemed to be void should the unit be or considered to have been opened or any other modifications or tampering be carried out by unauthorized parties.