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NAMM 2019: This leaked image of a naked-looking synth has all the hallmarks of an Analogue Solutions instrument

NAMM 2019: This image of an unfinished synth is doing the rounds and there’s good cause to believe that it has been crafted by the very capable hands of Tom Carpenter, aka Analogue Solutions.

All the hallmarks are there, from the type of rotaries and switches deployed, to the chassis itself, all very reminiscent of the Telemark and Fusebox monosynths.

Other than that, we’ve not got much to go on. In fact, we’re just left with more questions: will it be monophonic, or polyphonic, how many oscillators are looking at and what about that ominous glow from within?  

In a recent post on Facebook, Tom states that the synth is very much in prototype phase and while he, obviously, doesn’t want to divulge too much information at this stage, did let slip that one of the controls is called “Merlin’s knob”. Whether, or not that particular feature makes it to the final version remains to be seen.

With the UK-based synth-maker heading over to LA at the end of the month to show off the new edition of the Generator sequencer, we can only hope that this, whatever it is, will also be in attendance.

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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