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Novation KS Rack

Virtual Analog Synthesizer

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Novation KS Rack
Novation KS Rack
280.00 street price

For the fans of Novation KS series, for those who prefer rackmount sound modules, the manufacturer devised KS Rack. The rack version includes the same features as the rest of the KS line does. KS Rack includes 8 voices of analog modeling sounds with FM, vocoder, arpeggiator, reverb, delay and 400 user programs. K-Station has 3 oscillators generating sawtooth, triangular, sine, and triangular with PWM waveforms.

The nit even has a basic FM for the synthesis of more "aggressive" timbres. All oscillator settings can be altered owing to unison, hard sync, or addition of some noise to standard waves.
K-Station has a built-in low-pass resonant filter with switchable modes of 12/24 dB, and envelopes: attack, decay, sustain, release (ADSR). Additional envelopes interact with the oscillators, and with LFO. Among the built-in effects you can find reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger.

Their sends can be controlled with the modulation wheel. The 12-band vocoder is included into the effects section, it is responsible for processing external mono sounds, such as a cappella and drum loops. External sounds can also be used as a generating source, pass through filters, envelopes, etc.
In addition to the above mentioned effects, the synthesizer has a built-in arpeggiator.

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Usage area
Performance Synthesizer 
Analog Modeling (AM) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Frequency Modulation (FM)
Oscillators overall3
Oscillators' hard sync 
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Sine
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count16
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
LFO: LFO Count2
LFO Waveforms
Effects overall6
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpegiator Mode Up
Arpegiator Mode Down
Arpegiator Mode Up+Down
MIDI in/ out
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)4
Audio in
Analog 1/4"1
Voltage 9V
Height94 mm
Width1018 mm
Depth300 mm
Weight9.500 kg
Production start2003
Production ended

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