Studio Electronics Boomstar SEM Analog Synthesizer

2-oscillator All-analog Synthesizer Module with a Classic Oberheim SEM-style 12dB/octave Multimode Filter
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$1,045.00
Sweetwater Savings: $54.00 MSRP: $1,099.00
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Studio Electronics Boomstar SEM Analog Synthesizer
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Super-versatile Synth with Killer Analog Sound!

Great-sounding analog synthesis has never been so accessible, thanks to the Studio Electronics Boomstar SEM module. This revolutionary all-analog synthesizer module combines two very cool multimode oscillators, sweet modulation options, and a killer amp/mixer section with a real Oberheim SEM-style multimode filter, allowing you to create a universe of creative and compelling tones. A full set of highly tweakable knobs make accessing the wide range of sound the Boomstar SEM has to offer easy. What's more, extremely intelligent CV and MIDI implementation make it easy to add a Studio Electronics Boomstar SEM module to your keyboard or studio rig.

Studio Electronics Boomstar SEM Analog Synthesizer Module at a Glance:
  • Old-school analog goodness any synth nut can enjoy
  • Shape your tone with a versatile Oberheim SEM-style multimode 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 SEM'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 SEM, 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.

Shape your tone with a versatile Oberheim SEM-style multimode filter

Boldly following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Moog and ARP, the Oberheim's SEM was one of the first synthesizer modules to feature a multimode filter that allowed artists to choose from highpass, lowpass, notch, and bandpass filters. What's more, this multimode filter could produce wildly varying tonal characteristics, making it easy to get a wide range of sound from an otherwise simple synth. The Studio Electronics Boomstar SEM module gives you the same versatile filter to play with on top of an already sophisticated synth, allowing you to experience this amazing 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 SEM has to offer is so cool. For starters, the Boomstar SEM 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 SEM 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 SEM 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
  • 32 pots, 2 rotary switches, and 19 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 Oberheim SEM-style multimode 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 SEM 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 SEM

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