Analogue Solutions Colossus is the name of the new modular system that truly deserves the name “Megasynth”. The English analog specialist presents a state-of-the-art modular system that really did not compromise. Analogue Solutions is a UK based company specializing in true analog synthesizers, sequencers, and eurorack modules. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Analogue Solutions were there right at the start of the eurorack revolution.
Colossus is an impressive unique mega-synth with a design ethos truly from the dawn of analog synths. It is more than a powerful analog ‘workstation’ – it is also art, architecture, exquisite studio furniture. Design inspiration is of course from the 1970’s EMS Synthi 100, however, no circuit from the Synthi has been cloned or copied. The Design looks to me like a control board from a Russian nuclear plant. Colossus is not a Synthi 100 clone – all circuits are non-EMS, Analogue Solutions’ design.
The original Synthi was so large it wouldn’t fit through a standard doorway. Analogue Solutions didn’t make that mistake but don’t underestimate its the size. It will be prominent in your studio, or art gallery! It is sized at 1700mm wide, 700mm deep and 650mm high and weighing in too big to fit on the scales.
All the voice and modulation circuits are of course 100% analog. Analog Solutions purposely steered away from digital, it doesn’t have MIDI or USB (there are plenty of MIDI converter boxes out there should you need that facility). This wasn’t designed to be the solution to your modern digital studio but rather a serious analog powerhouse of sound. There are of course digital elements to the sequencer control – that is unavoidable – even classic analog sequencers like the ARP sequencer using digital logic chips. In fact, the Synthi 100 features a digital sequencer.
Available direct only from Analogue Solutions. Numbers will be limited – Analogue Solutions is currently taking pre-orders, ready to ship in early 2020.
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