Modern analog synths comparison table
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BrandKorgKorgKorgKorgKorgIK MultimediaWaldorfKorg
Arturia
BehringerBehringerDSIArturiaNovationDoepferVermonaDreadboxMoogRolandWaldorfPioneerNovationDreadboxBehringerRolandKorgKorgArturiaArturiaMoogAnalog solutionsMoogMoogMoogMoogMoogMoogMFBStudio ElectronicsOberheimNRsynthStudio ElectronicsDSIArturiaVermonaMoogMoog
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ModelMonotronMonotron DelayMonotron DuoVolca bassVolca keysUnoRocketMonologuemicrobruteNeutronModel DMophominibruteBass station 2Dark Energy
I, II, III
Mono Lancet '15erebus 2/3MinitaurJD-XiPulse 2Toraiz AS-1Circuit
mono station
NyxNeutronSE-02MS-20 miniARP Odyssey
module
minibrute 2minibrute 2Smother 32Nyborg 12/24Sub PhattyGrandMotherSlim PhattyLittle PhattySubsequent 37 (CV)SUB 37Dominion 1Boomstar
3003/4072/5089/
8106/SEM/SE80
(MK II)
SEM proRetro oneSE-1XPro 2Matrixbrute 14Minimoog VoyagerMinimoog
Model D
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Introduction year2010201120112013201320182013201720142018201820092012201320../20../20182016201520132018201720132015201820182015 ?20132018201120062017201420132014
MK II : 2018
201120182004 ?20152017201620022016
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Average price56€56€56€140€140€200€225€300€300€300€300€360€ (discont.)380€390€420€460€500€500€500€510€550€550€580€600€530€650€650€650€700€750€870€1 000€1000€
(discont.)
discont.1600€
CV : 1700€
1700€
discont.
1 360€1 400€1 430€1 590€1 800€1 800€2 000€2 400€3 600€3 600€
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Country (design/production)Japan / VietnamJapan / VietnamJapan / VietnamJapanJapanItaly/ItalyGermanyJapanFranceGermanyUK / ChinaUSAFranceUKGermanyGermanyGreeceUSAJapanGermanyJapanUKGreeceUK / ChinaJapanJapanJapanFranceFranceUSAUKUSAUSAUSAUSAUSAUSAGermanyUSAUSAFranceUSAUSAFranceGermanyUSAUSA
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# voices1111111111111111111 analog
+ 128 digital
111111111111111111111111111
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Paraphony---3 w/ intern seq3-8--------2--4 or 8-222--2-23----4---
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Sound generators1 VCO1 VCO2 VCO3 VCO3 VCO2 VCO1 digital2 VCO1 VCO2 VCO
CEM3340
3 VCO2 DCO
with adjust. drift
1 VCO2 DCO1 VCO2 VCO2 VCO1 VCO3 DCO2 VCO2 DCO2 VCO2 VCO "3340"3 VCO2 VCO2 VCO2 VCO2 VCO2 VCO3 VCO2 VCO
discrete
2 VCO3 VCO3 VCO4 digital (DSP)2 VCO3 VCO3 VCO
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Sub osc--------1-211 si, sq, pls-1-11----2-
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Waveformsswswsqsw, sq sawsaw, tri, pulsesw, puls,
multisaw
tri, saw
pulse
+ waveshaper
si, sw, pul
"ultrasaw"
+ waveshaper
tri, sq, sw, pulse x3, inv. swtri,sw,sq, pusi, sw, pul
"ultrasaw"
+ waveshaper
si, tri, saw, pulsetri, saw, sqsaw, tri, pulsetri,sw,sq, pulse,
pu x 8
tri, sq, puls
sw
sw, pulse(osc1)
tri(osc2)
tri, sq, puls
sw, "tone mod"
continuously variable
tri, sq, puls
sw
VCO1 : tri, sw, pwm, noise
VCO2: sw, sq, pulse, ring mod
tri, saw, sq, pulsetri, sq, puls
sw
tri, sq, sw, pulse x3, inv. sw
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PWM-----yyyy-yyy-yyyyyyyyyyy-
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Osc sync------?y--hard-y--hard, xoryyyy-yyy-
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Ring modulator--y-y-y--y--y--y-yyy-
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Noise-----y-y from VCO2-y1y---1yyyyyyyyy
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# filters1111111111112 but 1
at a time
11121221111122121
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Filter type
(dB/oct)
LP12LP12LP12LP12LP12LP, BP, HP
12dB
LP, BP, HP
12dB
LP 12LP, BP, HP
12dB
LP, HP
24dB/oct
LP 12/24dBLP, BP, HP,
Notch
12dB
LP, BP, HP
12 or 24 dB/oct
v1 : LP24
v2 :LP, HP, BP, N (12)
v3 = v2
LP 12dB/octLP24 ?LP12, LP24,
HP12, BP12
1 LP24
1 HP
LP, BP, HP
12dB
LP24LP 12
HP
1 HP 6dB (not VC)

1 LP24
12 modes !
1....4 poles
LP,BP,HP,Notch
3003 : LP24 TB303
4072 : LP24 ARP2600
5089 : LP24 Moog
8106 : LHP24 Jupiter 8
SEM : LHBPN 12 Oberheim
SE80 : LHP12 CS80
LP 24LP24
LP/BP 12
1 LP 24
1 LP,HP,N 12
LP 12/18/24LP
24db/oct
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Filter technologyMS-20MS-20MS-20diodes
(miniKorg 700s)
diodes
(miniKorg 700s)
OTAstate variableSteiner-ParkerMoog ladderOTA Curtis
(DSI-120)
Steiner-Parker1 "classic"
+ 1 "acid" (diode ladder)
v1 : CEM3394
v2 :
v3 :
Moog ladder"cascade"discreteMoffattMoog ladderMS-20Moog ladderbased on
Moog 904
"SED"
Single Ended Discrete
Moog ladderMoog + SEM typediscrete OTA
(like SSM2040)
+ SEM
Moog ladder
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Enveloppes---1 AD2 :
1 AD, 1 AR
1 decay1 AD / AGD / G12 ADS (R)3 ADSR2 ADSR2 ADSR1 ADSR2 : ADSR + AR2 x ADSR
+ 1 pitch AD
2 ADSR22 ADSR2 x ADS1 delay AD
1 hold ADSR
1 ADSR2 ADSR
1 AD
2 ADSR2 ADS2 ADS4 ADSR2 ADSR2 ADS (R)
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# LFOs11-1111 + vibrato111 + OSC341 + vibrato22112111113111 digital341 + vibrato11 + OSC3
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LFO waveformsswsw-tri, sqtri, sq6tri, sq, swtri, sq, swtri, sq, swtri, sq6tri, saw, sq, S&Htri, sqtri, sq65tri, sq, puls
sw up, sw dn
continuously variable
6tri, sq
variable duty cycle
4 + S/H86tri, sq
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LFO syncy--yyyyyy (190 Hz)-yyyy-yy
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audiorate LFO-yy (190 Hz)y (1300Hz)
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Portamento / Glide(ribbon)(ribbon)(ribbon)-yyy-yyyyyyslew rate limiteryyyyy
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ModulationsLFO -> pitch
LFO -> cutoff
LFO -> pitch-basiclotslotssemi-modularsemi-modularymany
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Feedback loopy
(VCF + delay)
----y
("Brute factor")
y
("Overload")
yy
("Brute factor")
----ypossible-y
("Overload")
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Interface typedirectdirectdirectdirectdirectmatrix
+ 3 direct
directdirectdirectdirectdirect + menusdirectdirect
but shared commands
directdirectdirectdirectmatrix6 pots +
menus
directdirectdirectdirectDirectdirectdirectdirect + menusdirectdirectdirect
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Knobs55513187101620291229241622811363736262529
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Sliders0000000140014400000001000
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Buttons/selectors1118425 sensitive b.923 but. + 11 sel.91961111 + 1312781163721
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Display---4x7seg4x7seg3 x 7 seg-1 OLED--LCD 2 x 16-3 x 7 seg--LCD 128x641 OLED-3 x 7seg--128 X 64 pixel LCD-2x7seg
+ LCD 20x4 char
1 OLED-
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Patch bayDIYDIYDIY-----2 out, 6 in6 out, 8 in--6 in ,3 out
v3 : 8 in
8 in, 6 out--32 in, 24 out
2 attenuators
1 multiple
-34 points41 points :
21 in, 16 out,
4 multiples
9 out + 13 in--
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Keyboard~ 1.5 octave~ 4 octaves16 notes16 keys27 keys27-2525--2525---13---37323737---444444
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Keybd typeribbonribbondigitally-
controlled
ribbon
capacitive
multitouch
capacitive
multitouch
capacitive
multitouch ?
-slimmini--full sizefull size--slim keys-capacitive---slimkeysstandard Fatarstandardstandard---standardstandardstandard
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Velocity-------y--yy--y----yyy---y
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Aftertouch----------yy--------y---y
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Pitchbend ctrl(ribbon)(ribbon)(ribbon)----1 assignable
slider
y-yy------yy---y
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Mod ctrl--------y-yy---1 ribbon-yy---y
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MIDI ctrl implement.---basicbasicfull18 CCfullfullpitch, note, wheelsgoodextensivegoodbasicextensive
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micro tuning-----13 scalesy : 32 settings---
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Patch memory----100
(80 rewritable)
-100 =
80 presets
+ 20 users
--3 x 128128--50010 x 99--128 user
+ 384 factory
---396 ROM
396 RAM
8 x 99-
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Arpeggiator----10 modesy---yyy 32 patterns--y 5 modes----y---
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Sequencer---3x16 steps1...16 steps
of notes + 20
parameters
-16 steps
+ 4 param. seq.
64 steps-4 x 16 steps-y 4 x 32 notes---64 steps--16 steps-up to 256 notes--y
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Sequencer memories---8100
(80 rewritable)
-1 per patch8-1 per patch-4---1 per patch--128-3--
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Seq midi out---y-?--yes---
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Analog FX----delayoverdrivedistortion
on/off
overdrive"brute factor"
(feedback loop)
--"brute factor"
(feedback loop)
- pre-filter overdrive
- post filter distortion
- osc filter mod
-VC delay-distortion :
tube/fuzz
-distortionoverdrive
delay (BBD)
sample & hold
-sample & hold
Hardware 6''
Spring Reverb
-booster/overdrive---
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Digital FX-delay
(PT3299)
---delay---------4 blocks
+ vocoder, auto pitch
-2 blocks
(no revb)
-delay-------
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Audio inputjack 3.5jack 3.5jack 3.5--1 to final mix ?y1 monoyy6.35 unbalyyyyy-yy1external signal processor1 mono11111
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Audio outputsame as headphone-111 mono111 stereo11 monoy1 stereo1L, 1R11111 mono111 mono11
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Headphone outjack 3.5jack 3.5jack 3.511main out1111111-111 w/ volume11main out-
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Midi in---111 jack1111111111111111111-
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Midi out-----1 jack11--11-111-1-11111-
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Midi through---------1--1---1--1-11-
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USB device-----11111-y-11-1111---1-
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Sync in/out---yy--ygate in----trig in-yyyy-
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CV outDIYDIYDIY-----1--21-y-y--1
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Gate outDIYDIYDIY-----1--11-y1y--1
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Pedal input----------1 sustain-----1 sustain-3
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Power switchyyyyy--yy-y-yyyyy
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Power supply2 AAA batteries2 AAA batteries2 AAA batteriesext / batteriesext / batteries4xAA batt / usbext/usbext / batteries :
6 x AA
ext / usbextext.extextextext / usbext onlyextext.intern. 90 - 250 volts
AC auto switching
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Dimensions120 x 70 x 25 mm120 x 70 x 25 mm120 x 70 x 25 mm
350 x 276
x 76 mm
90 x 374 x 136 mm
457mm
x 273mm
x 76mm
225 x 160 x 75 mm52x22x17 cm3 rack spaces,
8 inches deep
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Standard format--Eurorack 72HP-Eurorack
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Weight (kg)0.3700.41.71.751.7?1.41.47.25kg7.3710 lbs = 4.5 kg
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Remarksinternal speaker
schematics available
internal speaker
schematics available
internal speaker
schematics available
bassline
groovebox
internal speaker
internal speaker5 colour variationsminimoog
model D
clone w/o
keyboard
v2, v3 :
lots of internal
access points for DIY
vintage sounddigital synth with 1 analog voice plus drumkitsPulse 1
compatible
with 1 voice of
DSI prophet pro 6
based on Bass Station 2like a minimoog,
collaboration
w/ Studio
Electronics
semi-modular synth

"Mother" family
CV : 2000 ex. limited edition6 modelsinspired by Minimoog and Prodigyimproved SE-1similar to a
mono Pro 12
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