The Analogue Solutions Leipzig-S was a favorite of synthesists at Leaseville for its aggressive analog character and streamlined 16-step sequencer. Now, this renowned synth is back and better than ever with the Analogue Solutions Leipzig V3. Retaining the guttural growl, creamy transistor ladder filter, and versatile modulation capabilities of its predecessor, the Leipzig V3 boasts improved performance, a CV patchbay for internal routing and Eurorack integration, extended sound design capabilities, and a sleek desktop format. Play the Leipzig V3 standalone or connect via 5-pin MIDI to external devices and your favorite DAW for limitless sequencing manipulation. A superlative mono synth for beginners and seasoned synthesists alike, the Analogue Solutions Leipzig V3 is an analog beast thatâ€™s full of surprises!
Boasting all-analog circuitry based on vintage synths from the 1960s and 1970s, the Analogue Solutions Leipzig V3 has a rich and colorful classic voice. Two voltage-controlled oscillators output sawtooth and pulse waveforms, with three selectable duty cycle lengths on VCO1. Additionally, Leipzig V3 serves up a crushing sub-oscillator and presents the ability to sync the oscillators for classic hard sync timbres. Next up, the oscillators hit the filter section, a classic 4-pole lowpass ladder filter, which you can crank into self-oscillation. Fun tip: flick on key track and play the self-oscillating filter as a third voice with a flute-like sine wave tone!
Despite its compact design, the Leipzig V3 sports robust modulation capabilities. The modulation section includes three destinations (VCO1 pitch, VCO2 pitch, and filter cutoff), each with four selectable sources. Modulate all three parameters with an onboard LFO with triangle and pulse waveforms. Assign the envelope generators 1 and 2 to affect the pitch of VCO1 and VCO2, respectively. Modulate the pitch of VCO1 with VCO2 â€” a great feature for animating hard sync sounds. Or, set VCO2â€™s pitch mod to respond to keyboard velocity. To modulate the filter cutoff, the Leipzig V3 supplies VCO1 and keyboard velocity as sources, on top of the LFOs. Thatâ€™s a substantial slice of modulation in a small desktop package!
Along with its hefty analog sound, the Leipzig-S was known for its simple but formidable built-in 16-step sequencer with transpose function. While maintaining the simplicity of the original design, the Leipzig V3 adds the ability to turn off the VCO2 square wave on selected beats, which comes in handy when designing percussive sequences. Plus, you can use the sequencer as an additional modulation source. Moreover, several clocking sources are available, including syncing to external sources, such as Eurorack gear or your DAW.