Digitana Electronics Shows Off New Prototype: The SX-1

SX-1 Stand Alone Expander (FSOL-Digitana)
Image via Digitana Electronics

Digitana Electronics has debuted a mouth-watering new prototype for synth lovers called the SX-1 Stand Alone Expander. The custom module is based upon working with synthesizers made by Electronic Music Studios (EMS).

The SX-1 is a ‘stand alone expander’ based around the Synthi AKS KS Expander (described elsewhere on this website). It is the result of ongoing collaborations between Digitana Electronics and the legendary UK band The Future Sound of London. It shares all the features of the Synthi AKS KS Expander but requires no Synthi to use it (though one can of course be used with it) and in addition has a host of new features described below.

The stand alone modules features include:

  • Dual Analogue VCO for wave manipulation and high harmonics and distortion to said waveforms.
  • Slew Limiter for influencing the CV1 and CV2
  • A rotary Octave Shift
  • LFO
  • Sample & Hold
  • Dual Envelopes, Attack and Decay
  • Dual Filters, 24 DB/ Octave Type
  • Analogue Delay
  • Slope Generator
  • Distortion

This sexy little number is still in development, but check out Digitana for more information.

About Digitana:

We develop custom interface modules for classic synthesisers made by Electronic Music Studios (EMS): the Synthi A, AKS and VCS3. Our interfaces and expansion units are specially developed to interface external effects units, control sources, modular synthesisers, MIDI sequencers and more to the Synthi A, AKS and VCS3 (Mk1 and Mk2) synthesisers. All units are hand made, built to a high standard and employ original Synthi-style control knobs, jack sockets and panel layouts as well as carefully chosen case designs (including the use of Afrormosia hardwood to match the VCS3) to complement a users existing Synthi products.

‘Digitana’ was the name given by Dr. Peter Zinovieff (one of the founders of EMS) to the Synthi 100 prototype.

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