Gamechanger Audio | Motor Synth MKII

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Further proving the brand’s namesake claim, the new Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth MKII offers electronic music makers the world’s first analog synthesizer—which lets you see the sounds being generated via optical electro-mechanical oscillators! Due to the distinct way these motors create wave shapes, the Motor Synth’s sound is in a category all its own—yet, the comprehensive sound-shaping features developed by Gamerchanger’s engineers let users recreate classic synth sounds and even real instruments!

Based on a unique motor oscillator engine, the Motor Synth MKII runs on a system of eight electromotors able to instantly and precisely change their rotation speed in order to produce musical notes. Generating two separate voices with three types of optical waveshapes (sine, saw, square), an electromagnetic inductive wave (M), and an adjustable four-note polyphony, each voice can be shaped using the Motor Synth MKII’s independent controls for volume, scale, waveform, amp envelope, and pitch envelope.

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Motor Synth MKII Overview

  • Eight electromotor oscillator system with custom-built brushless DC motors
  • Two fully independent MOTOR Voices with Separate Amp Envelope, Pitch Envelope, and Analog multi-mode Filters
  • Additional third DIGITAL VOICE (DCO) with full functionality
  • Powerful Modulation section with assignable mod destinations
  • Built-in performance interface with ARP, SEQUENCER, and MOTION REC Engines
  • MIDI & CV control
  • Input Signal Processing: VOCODER, GATE, SIDECHAINING, FILTERING
Gamechanger Audio MOTOR SYNTH MKII Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Gamechanger Audio MOTOR SYNTH MKII Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Gamechanger Audio MOTOR SYNTH MKII Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Gamechanger Audio MOTOR SYNTH MKII Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Gamechanger Audio MOTOR SYNTH MKII Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

Gamechanger Audio MOTOR SYNTH MKII

$3,299.00
MOTOR Synth is based on a unique motor oscillator engine - it is a system of eight electro-motors that are able to instantly and precisely change their rotation speed in order to produce musical notes.
Because of the distinct way the motors create wave shapes, MOTOR Synth's sound is certainly in a category of its own. However, the comprehensive sound-shaping features developed by our engineers let you recreate classic synth sounds and even real instruments.

Features: 
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  • MOTOR SYNTH MKII OVERVIEW
  • Eight electromotor oscillator system with custom-built brushless DC motors
  • Two fully independent MOTOR Voices with Separate Amp Envelope, Pitch Envelope and Analog multi-mode Filters
  • Additional third DIGITAL VOICE (DCO) with full functionality
  • Powerful Modulation section with assignable mod destinations;
  • Built-in performance interface with ARP, SEQUENCER and MOTION REC Engines;
  • MIDI & CV control
  • Input Signal Processing: VOCODER, GATE, SIDECHAINING, FILTERING

ARPEGGIATOR
Assignable ARP ENGINE with Note Repeat, Pattern repeat, Pattern Shift and Accent functionality.

SEQUENCER
Internal note SEQUENCER ENGINE with savable patterns, pattern chaining, ratcheting, micro-timing, probability and step-repeat functionality

MOTION RECORD
Powerful MOTION RECORD ENGINE with eight editable lanes (playback speed, direction, duration, quantization)
  • Built-in PERFORMANCE INTERFACE:
  • Eight non-velocity sensitive KEYPAD for inputting notes, sequences, patterns
  • Four rotary PITCH ENCODERS for editing note values and microtonal pitch adjustments
  • Innovative CLUTCH function (temporary parameter editing buffer)
MIDI & CV control
  • MIDI IN & MIDI OUT connectors for sending and receiving Note and Clock info
  • Multiple mod wheel and channel pressure slots assignable to any parameter with depth control
  • Three assignable CV inputs (3.5 mm)
  • Three assignable Trigger Inputs (3.5 mm)
  • USB for MIDI in/out and for file transfer to MICRO SD card
I/O
  • Single TRS 1/4' OUTPUT Jack with adjustable Split Voice Routing (can be used as MONO Out)
  • Two Separate SEND/RETURN loops jacks (3.5 mm TRS) for each MOTOR voice (pre-VCF, post-VCA)
  • Headphone output
  • Single MONO 1/4' INPUT Jack for Input Signal processing
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How It Works

Each one of the Motor Synth’s eight motor oscillators can produce four distinct waveforms by reading wave reflections via infrared sensors and electromagnetic pickups. Featuring three “tracks” engraved onto the reflective surface, which are designed as a circular optical representation of the sine, saw, and square waveforms, each reflective “track” is paired with a separate infrared laser and sensor that picks up the reflected beam.

As the disc rotates and spins the differently shaded areas in a circular motion, the infrared reflectivity sensor begins outputting a so-called “Optical Waveform,” via a technology developed by Gamechanger Audio specifically for the Motor Synth. Meanwhile, the “M'' waveform is produced by a set of electromagnetic pickups placed next to each motor’s rotating inner coils, creating electromagnetic fluctuations that can be amplified to produce a unique motor waveform.

Each one of the Motor Synth’s eight motor oscillators can produce four distinct waveforms by reading wave reflections via infrared sensors and electromagnetic pickups. Featuring three “tracks” engraved onto the reflective surface, which are designed as a circular optical representation of the sine, saw, and square waveforms, each reflective “track” is paired with a separate infrared laser and sensor that picks up the reflected beam.

As the disc rotates and spins the differently shaded areas in a circular motion, the infrared reflectivity sensor begins outputting a so-called “Optical Waveform,” via a technology developed by Gamechanger Audio specifically for the Motor Synth. Meanwhile, the “M'' waveform is produced by a set of electromagnetic pickups placed next to each motor’s rotating inner coils, creating electromagnetic fluctuations that can be amplified to produce a unique motor waveform.

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The Motor Synth MKII also features an additional third digital voice (DCO) with fully independent controls of all parameters, plus adjustable four-note polyphony, and other features, including:

- Proprietary virtual-analog oscillator and noise engine with waveshaping
- Dedicated multimode digital filter with extensive functionality
- Multiple routing options for Filter and Output

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If you’re looking to drive your music to new sonic frontiers with an electromotor-powered analog engine, get the world’s first electro-mechanical desktop synthesizer, with the new Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth MKII NOW at Chicago Synth Exchange!

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