Synthetic Sound Labs 2520 Segwencer Euro
List Price: $325
NoiseBug Price : $250
Synthetic Sound Labs has just released its Model 2520 Segwencer, offering musicians a completely new form of musical expression that has been previously unavailable to the analog synthesist. This 10HP width, skiff ready module adds another exciting Euro Rack compatible analog synthesizer module to the SSL line.
The name derives from the audio term “segue” (fading from one sound to another), and the synth term “sequence” (moving from one point / sound to another); combining these concepts into a totally new way of morphing sounds, textures and even control voltages.
The Segwencer “switches” from each of the 4 Linear VCA channels, and the “Width” panel control can soften the progressive transitions between the channels. As the “Depth” input voltage rises, each of the output VCA channels will sequentially engage, and disengaged as the input voltage decreases. This provides complete control over the transition of the “switch” point between the channels, and the “softness” of how that channel switches. Few, if any, analog modules can compare to the 2520 Segwencer’s unique functions and range of control.
In a typical Voltage Controlled studio environment, a control voltage is fed to the Segwencer’s “Depth” input which (through an on-board attenuator) controls which of the four Segwencer channels is active based on the input voltage. Each channel of the Segwencer has a separate built in DC coupled VCA input and output, as well as a convenient Mix output that can frequently save a mixer.
Applications include emulating a pipe organ crescendo pedal, voltage controlled quad panning and complex timbre changes to name only a few.
The external Depth CV input responds linearly and includes a convenient level attenuator. For convenience and patch cord savings, each VCA input is normalized to the next higher stage, but each VCA input and output can be used completely independently. There is also a convenient Mix output that sums the VCA outputs.
The four blue panel LEDs display each channel’s relative VCA output level.
Ridged knobs allow firm, accurate grip with ample room for manual adjustment. Top quality 1/8” enclosed jacks permit smooth, effortless patching.
Quality, solder masked, fiberglass-epoxy printed circuit boards and meticulous handcrafted
assembly assure years of trouble-free service.