Ample combines the best elements of several of our recent products.
The sound elements of Fusebox
Jack patch points of Concussor Eurorack
Patch pin matrix of Vostok
Echo from Dr Strangelove
Sequencer and CV touch pads of Generator
It shares all this yet still has its own sound!
Ample can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be
We have given this synth a large and diverse number of controls, that along side the patch sockets, will give even the best and experienced synthesist endless possibilities.
We have presented the controls in a user friendly and familiar synth layout that, together with this manual and other resources, enable even the new guy to get great sounds.
SYNTH – PERCUSSION – AUDIO PROCESSOR
Ample is a compact analogue synthesizer. Analogue - as in really analogue. Aside from the MIDI chip (which has to be digital), everything else is totally analogue using real transistors and op-amps. There are no CPU stabilised and quantised circuits, no DCOs, no digital LFOs and no digital EGs, as found on other so called analogue synths. The circuitry is based on designs dating back to the mid-1970s. So Ample has a genuine old sound.
3x Analogue Oscillators
There are three analogue VCOs – each providing a wealth of features and modulation choices. VCO3 can easily be utilised as a LFO.
2x Analogue Low Frequency Oscillator
LFO2(/Sync) has a triangle wave output. VCO3 can be used as an LFO and has Saw, Triangle and Square wave modulation signals.
Ample uses a four pole 24bB per octave low pass filter.
The VCA can be set to THRU so it is always ‘open’. This allows Ample to be used as an effects processor.
2x Analogue Envelopes
There are two EGs – each having full control over ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, and RELEASE.
Great thought has been placed into modulation route choices, allowing a wide range of sounds to be produced, including percussion and ‘modular’ sounds further extended by patching with the jack sockets and pin matrix.
MIDI is intentionally kept simple – so you can concentrate on making new sounds and making music – not getting tied up with SYSEX programming.
You get the all important control over filter cut-off using MIDI Velocity.
Patchable External CV Control Sockets
Ample has many input and output audio and CV sockets - to allow the synth to be effectively re-wired to make new sounds.
The sockets also enable it to be easily used with Eurorack and other modular systems. They can be patched together.
Ample has a vintage style 16 step sequencer.
There are 6 touch keys that each output a set voltage. Use this to play the pitch or as modulation signals. A great tool for inspiration!
A neat way to patch the synth.
Nice lo-fi echo / delay.