Roland inspired semi modular analogue synthesizer
The Studio Electronics Boomstar range has become a firm favourite of synthesizer enthusiasts and musicians the world over, thanks to their premium build quality, sonic versatility and wide array of filter flavours available, each inspired by an iconic machine that’s been painstakingly reverse engineered.
Each Boomstar architecture is identical, they feature:
- Two highly spec’d VCO’s that feature multiple waveforms, a sub oscillator, ring mod, sync and a ridiculous wide range
- Oscillator cross-mod for weird and wonderful modulation and timbres
- Digital LFO, with 9 waveforms, MIDI clock synchronisation for rhythmic effects
- Two versatile envelopes with superb snap that can also loop to form LFO’s, they can also invert and envelope 2 can also be triggered by the LFO if desired
- Diode based noise circuit for richer harmonics
- Master overdrive for subtle saturation or sonic devastation
- Dedicated filter FM and amp AM inputs plus a dedicated direct VCO output
- And a unique filter topology which varies depending on the model, each of which has been meticulously reverse engineered and refined to give the exactly experience of the synth it seeks to emulate
The 8106 as the name gently suggests is a Roland inspired 24dB low pass filter, inspired by the now unobtainable 80071 IC which found its way into the Jupiter 8 and the Juno 106, hence the name 8106.
For those who know, you’ll be aware of how ridiculously sweet and “liquid” the Juno / Jupiter era Roland machines sound, with deep, gripping resonance and an incredible snap when modulated with a quality envelope.
The 8106 is that classic Roland filter tone, minus the £20,000 entry fee for a Jupiter 8.
The main features of the Studio Electronics Boomstar 8106 include
Semi modular analogue synthesizer
Two wide range oscillators
A unique filter topology, inspired by an iconic machine
Exotic wooden side panels