Studio Electronics Modstar Sensei Analog
SENSEI ANALOG is a lustrous, three discrete Oscillator, all analog duophonic dream machine (OK, our customized MIDI 3 is a clever forgivable digital necessity) which could, should, be thought of in the same breath as celestial chariots of old—here transporting earthly creations beyond the hammered bowl/barrier of the firmament into a synthetic, sonic paradise. Four supreme, exalted filters: SEM, 4075, 5089 and SE88, one for each Class-A OSC, stamp this Sensei with the trademark SE warmth; the extra SE88 filter provides the final resonant subtraction, and sanction. Our Special Edition SE MonoRocket M6104 Black Carbon Case holds it all together, especially where beefy power delivery, clarity of sound, solid build quality, and handsome, rugged portability are concerned. Internally mounted IEC supply makes your pack & setup nice ‘n’ easy (one power chord)—does it every time.
MODSTAR SENSEI ANALOG – 212hp Module Breakdown
Top Row: OSCILLATION (x3) 48hp, MULTIPLE 2hp, SEM 12hp, 4075 12hp, 5089 12hp, SE88 20hp. Bottom Row: BRAND PLATE 4hp, MIDI 3 6hp, ATTENULAG 10hp, MIX4 6hp, VCA2 6hp, SHAPERS 12hp, LFO2 6hp, AMP 8hp, ROUTER 2hp, SCI FI 10hp, LEVELS 10hp, SHAPERS 12hp, AMP 8hp, OUTS 6hp.
MODSTAR SENSEI – Module Description:
Arp-flavored Discrete, voltage controlled, 24/db/oct cascaded transconductance low-pass filter—six pairs of hand-matched transistors—Really a 4-pole ARP 4072 (better: more parts and trims).
Mini-flavored voltage controlled, discrete analog, 24 db/oct transistor ladder, low-pass filter (hand-matched transistors).
2 stage Class A discrete design, using 3 pairs of hand matched transistors; DRIVE—’70s era distortion and Drone control.
Versatile, low-noise six channel summing mixer/attenuator for audio and CV—pots are wired with logarithmic volume curves.
Potent all analog dual LFO module; two independent low frequency oscillator circuits provide a variety of modulation options.
• MIDI 3
Third generation extremely full-featured MIDI to CV converter, optimized and calibrated by Studio Electronics exclusively for Modstar Systems.
Passive utility module with two independent sections of four linked jacks.
Class-A, discrete, DC coupled, output buffered, exponential current source, vintage-designed analog oscillator.
Dual independent output module featuring a stereo 1/4″ headphone amplifier output and dual mono 1/4″, optimized by Studio Electronics exclusively for Modstar Systems.
• SCI FI
Ring Mod, White and Pink Noise, Sample and Hold—Classic Synth Toolbox, with LFO and slewing control of S&H.
CS-80 inspired dual resonant powerhouse with hi pass/band reject, low pass/band pass filter modes, and “Pendulum Chaos Generation”: a damping/stabilizing override feature for highly unpredictable overloads—input driven “blackout” (perfectly harmless Opamp smashing for smashing good fun).
Obi-flavored, 12 Db voltage controlled state variable filter and “Pendulum Chaos Generator”: a damping/stabilizing override feature for highly unpredictable overloads—input driven “blackout”.
Dual four stage envelope generator with independently adjustable attack, decay, sustain, and release stages. Short and long range settings deliver smooth, detailed, and complex expression.
Switchable dual attenuator, 3 output lag generator for CV and audio.
Space conscious, unity gain, 4 in/1 out, high quality audio and CV mixer and “multer”.
• ROUTER (R)
Dual bi-directional (despite what the nomenclature states) audio / CV router.
Dual high quality VCA for audio or CV level control—perfect for creating a CV modulation chain.
2 rows / 106hp each (4 hp bonus)
Internal depth 4.5 inches (except area over PSU which is 2 7/8)
External Dimensions with lid attached (H x W x D): 11.5 x 22.5 x 8
Unit stands vertical or lays on its back
Stackable if you detach the handle (4 pan head screws)
3.5a on the +/-12v rails
500ma of +5v per row installed
15 Doepfer compatible power connections per row (shrouded & keyed)
5 Analogue Solutions power connections per row
Internally mounted 120v and 240v Power Supply Unit – includes IEC power cable
“Sliding Nuts” mounting system – includes mounting screws