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AY3-8912 MKII

ENJOY SOME GOOD OLD 8-BIT NOSTALGIA

The AY3 features two 8912 chips boasting 6 voice polyphony. You can apply
sequences, arpeggiators, noise, envelopes and pitch modulation to each voice
with a click of a button.

 

FEATURES

-64 preset memory (8 banks x 8 presets)
-5 pots and 1 endless encoder with push button
-40 subtle white leds
-16 step sequencer to sequence notes on/off, pitch and noise on/off
-4 Pitch modulation modes (aka lfo)
-4 arpeggiator modes
-ultra fat 6 voice unison mode with detune knob
-6 chords to split the voices
-6 voice polyphonic mode
-Glide mode
-Stereo sound (3 voice per channel/chip)
-intuitive 5×6 mode matrix to access and control:
volume, pitch, noise volume, envelope assignments, arp modes, sequencer assignments etc
-control of all knobs and other features via midi CC
-Black anodzied brushed aluminum case
-Midi channel selection

NEW LOOK, NEW FEEL…

Ay3 has been upgraded featuring a slick rugged brushed aluminium case and the highest quality bolted potentiometers and metal knobs.

The instrument is more compact now measuring only 14 cm x 10 cm x 4.5 cm

The functionality and layout are the same and the firmware is cross compatible between MKI and MKII.

Connectivity:

-MIDI in (3.5mm midi cable supplied)
-2x Audio Out
-DC In (power supply suited for your region supplied)

 

manualDOWNLOAD THE MANUAL

FIRMWARE UPDATES

Download V2.0
Release date 11 Nov 2015. Improved midi response, Master Midi channel selection
Download V3.0
Release date 22 Jan 2017. Extra midi CC implementation (see updated manual for details).

Download V3.1
Release date 16 Feb 2017. Fixed a pitch issue that can occur with certain variants of Ay3 chip.
Fixed a LED issue where detune knob didn’t always return to LED#1 .

Download V3.2
Release date 18 April 2017. Friendlier pitch handling. Voice detuning is ignored when in Chord or Paraphonic modes
-Tuning reset function: Hold voice button for 3 sec to reset tunings.
-More MIDI CC implementation (see updated manual for details).

 

VIDEOS

 

SOUND DEMO