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 OCTAVE Kitten Analog Synthesizer

Octave Kitten synthesizer
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other OCTAVE gear..
Built 1977
Type: analog
Hybrid: no
1 Voice / Stimmen
1x Multitimbral
no Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 600 (-)
Synthesis: subtractive

OSC Features pwm s+h
Wave Shapes triangle saw pulse noise white
1 OSCs + 2 SubOSCs info ©
1 Filter lpf self reso 4 Pole
1 LFOs sine square s+h
1 Envelope Generators 1xADSR loop

CV GATE Control / Triggering
37 Keys with no

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer no
(ID 162)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT small Cat - the Kitten reminds of smaller ARP Odyssey, in fact the end of Octave was a problem with ARP (patent reasons). in fact it was something like an update to the Odyssey. duophonic. what? it's about the same as the odyssey II / III, but it has 2 (two) suboscillators and you could blend those waveforms (instead of just switching like on the odyssey).. so it may still be a good alternative.. with the so called SRM / SRM II update it could be played "duophonic".. so see this as an alternative choice.. there has been a smaller version "the kitten" with just one VCO but both were forced to stop production. copyright reasons..
ABOUT Kitten? (Kätzchen) ein kleiner Cat (Katze) erinnert stark an einen verkleinerten ARP Odyssey, war aber gegenüber dem sogar deutlich erweitert. Das Ende von Octave war auch letzlich ein Patentproblem mit / gegenüber ARP.
DETAILS smaller Cat based on SSM Chips (also). env can be looped,
DETAILS auch hier SSM Chips, eine kleinere Variante des Cat. der ADSR kann geloopt werden.
SOUND basses and leads. good sounding synth, works fine for "hefty" and percussion sounds, still powerfull for its 2 (!) subOSCs.
SOUND bässe und leads, auch heftige sounds gut machbar. guter klang. da selbst der kleine Kitten noch 2 SubOSCs hat: Ordentlich Power!
VERSION Kitten II with some updates like CV/gate out.
VERSION Kitten II mit kleinen Updates.

OCTAVE known or written as Voyetra or Voyetra, Plateau

Octave's founder and inventor was Carmine Bonanno.


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