A brand new analogue monosynth, going by the name of Motas-6, has landed and it promises much flexibility in the filtering and modulation department.
At it’s heart the Matos-6 features three oscillators, with mixable triangle, sawtooth, PWM/square waves, sub-oscillator, analogue phase modulation all available in a fully analogue audio signal path.
Perhaps the biggest draw are the unit’s filtering capabilities. You are treated to two low-pass filters and a high-pass filter. First up is a 6-pole voltage-controlled low-pass filter with adjustable resonance to self-oscillation and selectable 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6-pole outputs. The second low-pass filter is off the 4-pole variety; a not too dissimilar design to the TB-303 with adjustable resonance to self-oscillation. Last, but not least is a 2-pole high-pass VCF.
Other notable features on the Motas-6 include four CV/gate inputs and an external input which can be routed into the filter section. Alongside this are a multitude of modulation sources that include LFOs and envelope generators and we do look like the inclusion of the Oscilloscope and Spectrum-Analyser.
- Purely analogue sound generation
- 3 VCOs (mixable triangle, sawtooth, PWM/square waves, sub-oscillator, analogue phase modulation)
- Noise source (white/pink)
- External audio input
- 3 VCFs (2 LPF with resonance, 1 HPF)
- Flexible filter routing options
- Lots of very high-resolution digital modulation sources (LFOs, EGs, MIDI controller, CV/gate input)
- Analogue clipping distortion options
- Save/load 100s of patches to internal memory
- Oscilloscope and Spectrum-Analyser
- MIDI/USB control
- 4 CV/gate inputs
- Pattern generator and sequencer