For anyone looking to make a start in analogue synthesis, the SV-1 is a perfect choice.
It has solid delivery of bass tone and warmth of the filter, but there is plenty of brightness in the top end as well. It’s versatility came to the front when we used it for percussion hits. The cosmic hi-hat patch example in the user manual generated a great selection of metal percussion hits that you would be buying drum machines for!
The SV-1 will have you hooked on traditional modular synthesis without the expense of buying a case, and PSU, let alone individual modules. The value for money from the quality of signal is hard to beat.
There are plenty of patch points for those looking to experiment but it would also suit a traditional keyboardist just fine and would compliment anyone who has only ever used digital synths, giving them a quality analogue palette.
After several demonstrations, it continues to impress and fits into any MIDI driven studio or analogue system without any issue or set up.
Our default patch in the showroom is mix two slightly detuned SAW waveforms from OSC1 and OSC 2, applying modulation to the pulse width of the pulse waveform of OSC 1 and finally mixing a small amount of noise from the noise generator before applying filtering and shaping with an ADSR envelope. You still have the option to apply an LFO to the filter cutoff. All of this is achieved with the supplied patch leads.
Thats analogue synthesis 101 and a great box of analogue instrument!