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Z3000 MKII

TipTop Audio Z3000 MKII


The z3000mkii is an all-analog, voltage-controlled oscillator that gives you the ability to implement synthesis techniques in a controlled and planned manner, turning your modular system into an even more powerful musical instrument. The z3000mkii is bilingual - equally fluent in the language of sound (frequency) and music (notes and octaves). Its intelligence comes from its built-in arithmetic processor, which allows for relevent data to be displayed constantly, taking the guesswork out of tuning your modular. The z3000mkii's analog core generates four waveforms with substantial character, giving you the sound signature that can only be created by a true analog vco. The z3000mkii's unique circuitry allows for high levels of synthesis complexity such as frequency modulation, cv waveshaping and sync modulation all while maintaining excellent wide-range tracking, even with stacked 1v/oct signals. For crunchy, mangled, shredded, obliterated analogue waveforms, the z3000mkii will get you there.

The z3000mkii provides several modulation inputs simultaneously. pwm, fm, hard sync, hsm and symmetry waveshaping. frequency modulation (fm) is a widely used synthesis technique for creating harmonically rich sounds. as the core synthesis technique found in variety of digital synthesizers, the z3000mkii brings true analogue exponential and linear fm to your modular synthesizer. The z3000mkii offers a traditional hard sync along with a new approach to synchronization called hard sync modulation (hsm), which locks and rectifies modulated vcos. hsm allows sync to be employed with fm, resulting in a huge tonal range, coupled with precise control and tracking. the z3000's built-in waveshaper allows you to manipulate the sine and triangle waveforms without any additional processing module. Any control signal from your modular can be used to manipulate these two raw waveforms - even at audio rate!

Size: 14hp
Max Depth: 26mm
Power: 50mA +12v / 50mA -12v