[monophonic synthesizer]
[ms10 title]

Overview of Specifications  ^

1 VCO monophonic patchable (semi-modular) synthesizer

32 note keyboard, F-C

Voltage Controlled Oscillator -
- Scale: 32', 16', 8', 4'
- Waveforms: triangle, saw, pulse (with VCPWM), noise
- Variable pitch control

Voltage-controlled low-pass filter -
- Fc & peak (resonance) controls

Frequency modulation of VCO & VCF Fc by MG or external cv

Modulation Generator (LFO) -
- triangle/square variable waveform & frequency control

Envelope Generator: hold, attack, decay, sustain, release

Control wheel; portamento, external signal level

Patch panel, with independent white & pink noise sources, EG reverse cv output,
VCO cv in, keyboard trigger & cv in & out, external signal input, etc.


The MS-10 gives you all the synthesizer modules you need to create an infinite variety of sounds.
And it has a patch panel so you can be completely in control of the territory you explore. Borrowing technology from our complex PS-series units, we developed the amazing MS-10 to make the creative possibilities of the synthesizer available to more musicians. After you master the controls of the MS-10, you'll have no problem interfacing with other synthesizers, sequencers, microprocessors and control units. You'll dicover that the MS-10 gives you complete freedom to synthesize your own unique sound. There are no limits.

Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO)
Choose between four different waveforms and four keyboard octaves: 32', 16', 8' and 4', to determine your basic sound. The TRIG/VOLT and FREQ/VOLT input jacks give you external control via another synthesizer or control voltage source. You also have the option of using an external signal for FM (Frequency Modulation) and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation).

Voltage Controlled Low-Pass Filter (VCF)
Changes the tone color of your basic waveform by shaving off upper harmonics. Emphasize the fc resonance with the Peak knob; turn it all the way up and use the self-oscillation effect as another sound source. As with the VCO, you can use either internal or external control to modulate the cut-off frequency and peak resonance.

Modulation Generator (LFO)
Generates a low-frequency signal used to modulate other modules in the synthesizer. An LED flashes on and off to tell you the frequency. The waveform is continuously variable to give you performance possibilities unavailable with conventional LFO's.

External Signal Input
Connect an electric guitar, microphone or other input, and use the VCF and VCA to create a synthesized effect.

Envelope Generator (EG)
This module generates a signal used to control the changes in sound over time (attack, decay, release, sustain)(sic). Besides the "ADSR" settings, you also have control over hold time.

Patch Panel
Connect modules together with patch cords to bring out the full potential of the synthesizer. The flow chart on the panel makes it easy to set up complex patches.

Control Wheel
Use the control wheel to vary pitch, tone color, and volume while playing the keyboard.

"Basic full capability monophonic synthesizer with patch panel for unlimited creativity. The world's first control-type synthesizer to employ a full patching system.

The conveniently arranged front panel is divided into an internally connected control section on the left, and a patch panel on the right that lets you change the signal flow as you like. Developed as an introductory unit to lead to mastery of sound synthesis, the MS-10 features a rationally arranged control knob section and complete patch panel with easy-to-follow block diagram. Convenient access to all modules allows real programming creativity and practical understanding of synthesizer operation. By adding such units as the MS-50 or SQ-10 you can easily extend the synthesizer's capabilities as you like. Designed for complex performance capability, the MS-10 is also equipped with a programmable control wheel to give you free control of tone color, pitch, or any other effect, while playing the keyboard."

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