Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 Analog Synthesizer

2-oscillator All-analog Synthesizer Module with a Classic 24dB/octave Lowpass Ladder Filter
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$1,045.00
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Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 Analog Synthesizer
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A Futuristic Synth with an Iconic Lowpass Filter!

Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 analog synthesizer module lets you add old-school synth tone to your high-tech keyboard or studio rig. In addition to a fully loaded all-analog signal path that includes two very cool multimode oscillators, sweet modulation options, and a killer amp/mixer section, the Boomstar 5089 gives you the sound of an iconic 24dB/octave lowpass ladder filter. There's virtually no end to the huge and fat bass, the soaring leads, or the shimmering pads this amazing module lets you create. What's more, extensive MIDI and CV options plus an external audio input all let you put your Boomstar 5089 module to work in fun and creative ways.

Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 Analog Synthesizer Module at a Glance:
  • Old-school analog goodness any synth nut can enjoy
  • Fatten up your tone with an iconic 24dB/octave Lowpass filter
  • Get creative with advanced CV and MIDI implementation
Old-school analog goodness any synth nut can enjoy

Whether you're a seasoned synth tweaker or new to the game, you're going to love this synthesizer module! Each Studio Electronics Boomstar model features the same basic layout, with a comprehensive collection of pots and rotary switches set in its sturdy steel chassis. Starting with a pair of multi-waveform oscillators and ending with a warm and forgiving VCA, the Boomstar 5089's analog signal path is totally discrete, going so far as to offer hand-matched transistors in the filter and amplifier sections. As far as modulation and routing options go, you really can't knock the Boomstar 5089, which includes all of the standard LFO and envelope options you'd expect, plus cross modulation and ring modulation so you can really go nuts.

Fatten up your tone with an iconic 24db/octave Lowpass ladder ilter

The warm, fat, and punchy sound of the iconic 24dB lowpass ladder filter practically defines the period in the early '70s when synthesizers had finally become affordable enough for mainstream musicians and studios to own. It was the sound of a musical generation that welcomed the synthesizer as we know it today, and it's the same sound you'll get from the Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 module. Complete with 3-mode keyboard tracking and multiple modulation sources, the Boomstar 5089 will let you experience this legendary ladder filter sound in a whole new way.

Get creative with advanced CV and MIDI implementation

At Sweetwater, our Sales Engineers are used to helping musicians and engineers put together complete systems, which is one of the reasons we think the sheer routing and setup flexibility the Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 has to offer is so cool. For starters, the Boomstar 5089 gives you an essential set of CV I/O, plus the external audio input that's let so many non-keyboardists get really creative with analog synth technology. But Studio Electronics did something different with the onboard MIDI circuitry, providing you with a MIDI learn function that makes the Boomstar 5089 almost as easy to integrate into your rig as a modern virtual instrument. And to top it off, you can even set note priority and allow overflow notes to pass along to additional Boomstar modules.

Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 Analog Synthesizer Module Features:
  • An old-school all-analog synthesizer module built for modern artists and composers
  • All discrete circuity features hand-matched transistors in the filter and amp
  • 31 pots, 2 rotary switches, and 18 toggle switches let you shape your tone dynamically
  • Dual oscillators, multiple modulation sources, and powerful mixing capability provide enough hands-on controls to satisfy the most diehard synth nut
  • Outfitted with a classic 24dB/octave lowpass ladder filter
  • All-metal chassis and top-quality components mounted in a through-hole circuit board provides a lifetime of quality performance
  • Control voltage, gate, and external input connectivity provide compatibility with other analog synths
  • MIDI I/O with learn mode makes connecting to the rest of your gear easy
  • MIDI overflow function lets you daisy chain multiple Boomstar models together for a polyphonic arrangement
Get classic synth sound with a Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 analog synthesizer module!

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Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) Analog
Polyphony Monophonic
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/8"
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/4"
MIDI I/O In/Out
Height 3.625"
Width 8.7"
Depth 7.05"
Manufacturer Part Number Boomstar 5089

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