synth lite II
price : $345.00
2 oscillators (sawtooth, square)
1 square suboscillator, audio input
ringmodulator, oscillator sync
2 adsr-envelope generators
voltage controlled 24 db/oct lowpassfilter (vcf)
83 user memory locations
step sequencer with up to 32 steps (20 memory locations)
the synth lite ii is the programable successor of mfb´s popular synth lite. this monophonic synthesizer offers three digital oscillators,
external audio input, analogue lowpass filtering with 24db/oct and an analogue voltage controlled amplifier. the synth lite ii is equipped
with midi and offers 83 memory locations. mfb has even integrated a programable step sequencer. here are the details: two main
oscillators each offer sawtooth and square. in addition, osc 2 can be set to generate an impulse waveform. ring modulation is possible, as
well as syncing osc 2 to osc 1.each oscillator´s octave range can be set to 4', 8' or 16'. osc 2 can be further detuned over a range of
plus or minus one octave. the voltage controlled filter (vcf) offers 24 db/oct lowpass filtering. emphasis (resonance) can be set up to
self-oscillation. an external audio input is also routed directly to the filter. both the voltage controlled filter and the following
voltage controlled amplifier have dedicated envelope generators with attack, decay, release and sustain parameters. decay and release
share a control and are selected by a switch. the synth lite ii´s lfo can modulate the oscillators´ pitch or the filter cutoff frequency.
pulse width modulation for osc 2 is also possible by setting its waveform to impulse. a glide function can be activated with different
speeds to achieve popular portamento effects.
midi data is received as note on/off, pitch wheel (+/- 2 semitones) and mod wheel. velocity can be routed to vcf and/or vca, alternately it can be disabled. the sequencer is
programed from a midi-keyboard. its resolution is 16th notes with up to 32 steps. pause notes can be set as well as external synchronization.
the mfb-synth lite ii measures 175 x 125 x 35 mm. the power supply unit is included. the user manual is available as a word document, you can find it here (part 1) and here (part 2).