MBS-100 — is a monophonic bass synthesizer inspired by synthesizers produced in the soviet era times while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century. It has 19 knobs, 3 switches and 4 buttons with which you can control the parameters of the sound and MIDI.
Method of synthesis – hybrid analog-digital synthesis;
Voltage-controlled digital oscillators (VCDO) — two, each with four waveforms: saw, square, pulse 1 (25% rate), pulse 2 (10% rate).
Note: Pulse 1 and 2 are similar to PMW but are fixed similar to «Aelita», «Polivoks» synthesizers for e.g.
Octave ranges — 3 octaves for OSC1 and 5 octaves for OSC2.
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) — one fully analog 12 db/oct low pass filter with cutoff and resonance parameters;
Envelope Generators (ADSR) – two;
Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) – one, fully analog distortion effect selection switch;
Low frequency oscillator (LFO) — one with two waveform options (square and triangle) to control the VCF.
MIDI interface — MIDI In, MIDI Thru (16 channels + Omni);
Audio output — one mix output (mono 6.3 mm jack);
Controls — 19 knobs, 3 switches, 4 buttons and 11 LED indicators;
Case: durable steel case with wooden cheeks;
Weight: 1 kg;
Dimensions: L30 x W16 x H8 (cm);
External power supply – 220v adapter 9 VAC (included).
In the first part of the video demo, MBS-100 is being controlled by Korg SQ-1 step sequencer. No eq nor fx are applied. In the second part you can hear MBS-100 multitracked in a DAW via MIDI, no EQ has been applied only some reverb and delay at times. Drums are sequenced externally!
AVP Synth MBS-100 Synth with Elektron Digitakt
REVIEW of MBS-100 made by Amazona.de: https://www.amazona.de/test-avp-synth-mbs-100/