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Tasty Chips Electronics ST4: Hybrid Synthesizer And Tracker Machine

Tasty Chips Electronics ST4: Hybrid Synthesizer And Tracker Machine

The developers revealed some details about Tasty Chips Electronics ST4 – the device which combine a powerful hybrid analog-digital synthesizer and a 16-bit music tracker machine including stereo mode. ST4 comprises digital oscillators and blends them with analog filter and attenuator.  The price of the unit may vary from €600 to €900.

Tasty Chips Electronics ST4 is a unique device embracing quite natural and balanced couple of a powerful hybrid synthesizer and a 16-bit music tracker machine. All of that is encased into a 19″ rack mountable unit which could be also a desktop one.

The synthesizer is equipped with digital oscillators (sample based waveforms option is included) but analog filter and amplifier sections. This powerful device is created in such a way so you could just take it and play it – there is a sufficient set of special controllers. ST4 offers a multitrack 4-channel sequencer, 16 steps with the possibility to adjust the volume and panning per step, sampler supporting 8 sample banks in WAV format; there’s even a built-in microphone.

The device features a wide connectivity range – MIDI in/out, independent audio outputs per voice (channel), master output in stereo format, audio signal input for sampler, USB output for keyboard, USB output for computer, SD card slot for samples and track recording, headphones output. Besides, ST4 features an instrument chaining possibility.

ST4 has quite a nice display for the instrument of such a level – full color 3.2” LCD.

Tasty Chips Electronics ST4 parameters:

  • 4 Stereo voices
  • Digital oscillators: saw, square, sine, noise, sample
  • Analog multi-mode filter per channel including voltage controlled resonance
  • 4 Stereo VCA’s
  • 2 LFOs with saw, square, sine, noise and sample modes
  • Direct LFO modulation matrix: 4 channels x VCO, VCA, VCF
  • Loopable ADSR envelope for VCO, VCA, VCF per channel
  • Individual glide per channel
  • Polyrhythm support, shuffle, tap tempo, BPM display
  • Bit crusher

The unit comes with an external power supply, the device supports 9V-18V supply which makes it good enough for huge systems where one power supply is responsible for several electronic music instruments.

It’s up to you what to prefer – an assembled unit will cost you €899 while a DIY kit - €599.

Published: 22:35 09.05.2017
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