Synthesizers.com Studio Systems

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Synthesizers.com is a company in the USA that makes classic styled custom analog modular systems and sells them over the internet! They offer pre-built systems such as the QSS22 and QSS44 (pictured above) which offer 22 or 44 space wood cabinets, respectively, and a selection of modules plus an optional QKB15S 5-octave studio keyboard which uses and converts MIDI to CV/Gate. Or you can customize your own System by choosing which modules you want them to install for you.

The form factor is the same as Moog Modulars but with an upgraded power supply system. The systems offer hyper-modularity which allows any module to be placed anywhere without rewiring, including power modules. Synthesizers.com modules will fit into Moog modulars and the signal levels are compatible. A wide variety of modules offer a raw, analog sound, including stable oscillators that will track over many octaves, a 24dB ladder filter, a state variable filter, and a 14-bank fixed filter. The 24-step analog sequencers can be daisy-chained for more stages and offer unique control features not found on your typical sequencers.

The QSS Studio Systems use the same traditional patching, routing, knob fiddling and scientific tinkering of old-school modular synthesizers, with all the benefits of today's technology! The user interfaces of most modules include reversible attenuators and mixers to minimize patch cable clutter, and to make patching more intuitive. These synths are perfect for anyone interested in learning to use analog synthesizers in their traditional form. These systems are expandable and affordable compared to those old and unreliable vintage systems! Also available in Portable and Rack systems.

Modules from Synthesizers.com

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QSS22 Modules

  • 1) Q101 Power Control
  • 1) Q102 AC Power Interface
  • 1) Q104 MIDI Interface
  • 1) Q105 Slew Limiter
  • 3) Q106 Oscillator
  • 1) Q107 State Variable Filter
  • 2) Q108 Amplifier
  • 2) Q109 Envelope Generator
  • 1) Q110 Noise Source
  • 1) Q112 Mixer
  • 1) Q116 Ring Modulator
  • 1) Q117 Sample & Hold
  • 1) Q124 Multiples
  • 2) Q125 Signal Processor
  • 1) Q132 Blank Double Panel
  • 1) Q138 Logo Panel

QSS44 Additional Modules

  • 1) Q103 DC Power Interface
  • 3) Q106 Oscillator
  • 2) Q108 Amplifier
  • 2) Q109 Envelope Generator
  • 1) Q111 Pan/Fade
  • 1) Q112 Mixer
  • 1) Q118 Instrument Interface
  • 1) Q120 Connector Interface
  • 1) Q124 Multiples
  • 1) Q125 Signal Processor
  • 1) Q128 Switch
  • 1) Q130 Clipper/Rectifier
  • 1) Q131 Blank Single Panel
  • 1) Q141 Oscillator Aid
  • 1) Q142 Pedal Interface

Other Modules

  • Q113 8-Channel Mixer
  • Q115 Reverb
  • Q119 Sequencer
  • Q121 Banana Jack Interface
  • Q122 Mini Jack Interface
  • Q123 Standards
  • Q127 Fixed Filter Bank
  • Q140 Fixed Filter Bank Aid
  • Q143 Presets
  • Q146 Normalization
  • Q147 Distributor
  • Q150 Tran Ladder Filter
  • Q161 Oscillator Mixer
  • Q162 Filter Mixer

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7 Visitor comments
Vince
January 11, 2014 @ 3:06 pm
Ordered a Studio System 66 last week and counting the days...:)
Now they calibrate every oscillator to 0.1 % accuracy included in the price.
steffo
May 3, 2011 @ 11:40 am
I live in Europe and that makes dotcom very expensive, since you have to pay both tax and customs fee, so the actual price will be around 30% higher. That makes them A LOT more expensive than buying a doepfer system.
Claudio
March 2, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
Great value for a great manufacturer ! I have two 22 units (one of them nearly empty).
Don't buy it without the studio kbd, and do buy some dedicated LFO (SSL or something) just to not waste a precious Q106 in the patch.
doffa beena
September 22, 2010 @ 7:11 pm
I am the proud owner of a 22 space (soon to be 44) dotcom system, These are great systems.
~build quality is great
~customer service is unsurpassed
~price is right
~most importantly, they sound GREAT
...these are very well thought out, well rounded and versatile.....the list of companies making modules that conform to the dotcom standard is growing too
STG soundlabs... MegaOhm audio...Grove audio..MOS LAB ..Cult of the Knobs...Encore Electronics...Moon Modular...
this is a great place to start for people who want to dive into modular synthesis and have unlimited possibilities...
THANKS ROGER
killanator
December 9, 2009 @ 8:38 pm
Jordan Rudess uses a dot com, the big analog solo on "octavarium" is on one.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic / Polyphonic
  • Oscillators - Q106 - Analog Oscillator with Sine, Triangle, Saw, Ramp and Pulse waveforms. QSS22 has three, QSS44 has six.
    Q110 - Noise Source makes White, Pink and Low Freq. Noise
  • LFO - Q106 - Analog Oscillator with Sine, Triangle, Saw, Ramp and Pulse waveforms
    Q117 - Sample and Hold
  • Filter - Q107 State Variable Filter - 12dB/oct Low/Band/High Pass and 6dB/oct Notch modesQ116 Ring Modulator - combine two input signals
  • VCA - Q108 Amplifier - Gain controls with multiple input options
    Q109 - Envelope Generator - Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release
  • Keyboard - 5-Octave Studio Keyboard (optional). Monophonic and Duophonic operation. Outputs pitch control voltage, gate, velocity control voltage, and a trigger pulse.
  • Memory - None
  • Control - Q104 - MIDI Interface (MIDI IN, Gate Out, Trigger Out, Pitch Out, Velocity Out)
  • Date Produced - Since 2000

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