Experimental stereo analog synthesizer, effects processor and sync unit with AM/FM/SW radio.
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The BEATS FM is a project that started in 2020 and has gone through 5 revisions. It’s an experimental all-in-one synthesizer and sound processor, with a warm analog sound and many sync options. A complete stereo analog audio path with the addition of a digital delay. Designed for experimenting with new sounds and noise textures with several modulating and processing power. The equivalent of 8 modules enclosed in a high-quality and elegant case. The BEATS FM is designed and manufactured in Italy.
1 wide-band FM/AM/SW radio with LFO modulated tuner knob
2 self-oscillating analog 4-pole low-pass filters (clones of CEM3320, the chip used in the Prophet 5) with resonance and LFO modulation
4 seconds of stereo digital delay with feedback, sync, tone control and panning with LFO modulation
1 LFO with 16 different “bendable” waveforms with polarity and multiplier (up to 200Hz in quad-wave mode)
1 sync unit to lock the LFO to: 1-audio click track, 2-analog clock, 3-tap tempo
2 analog 2-pole high-pass filters
2 external inputs with overdrive