Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 Analog Synthesizer

2-oscillator All-analog Synthesizer Module with a Classic Yamaha CS-80-style Lowpass Filter
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$1,045.00
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Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 Analog Synthesizer
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A Cutting-edge Synth with Classic CS-80 Tone!

Get the sweet and penetrating sound of the classic Yamaha CS-80 lowpass filter with the Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 analog synthesizer module. If you've always wanted to get your hands on a classic analog synth, but could never justify either the expense or the potential frustration of making that happen, then you're going love the vibe and style of the Boomstar SE80. This totally analog synth features a pair of super-flexible oscillators, tons of routing and modulation options, and a classic CS-80-style lowpass filter. And thanks to its extensive MIDI and CV capabilities, it's easy to add a Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 to your keyboard rig.

Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 Analog Synthesizer Module at a Glance:
  • Old-school analog goodness any synth nut can enjoy
  • Discover the definitive sound of the Yamaha CS-80 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 SE80'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 SE80, 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.

Discover the definitive sound of the Yamaha CS-80 lowpass filter

Easily one of the most popular synthesizers from the late '70s, everyone from David Bowie to The Who used the Yamaha CS-80 analog synthesizer, and electronic musicians from Kraftwerk to Daft Punk have sought out the sound of its smooth yet cutting filter. Just think of the Blade Runner soundtrack, and you can hear this filter in action. That's why Studio Electronics was more than happy to build this same kind of filter into their Boomstar SE80 analog synthesizer module. Whether you're creating highly resonant glissandos or wild note bends, you'll be thrilled by the faithful character of the Boomstar SE80.

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 SE80 has to offer is so cool. For starters, the Boomstar SE80 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 SE80 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 SE80 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 Yamaha CS-80-style 24dB/octave lowpass 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 SE80 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 SE80

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