Jean-Michel Jarre’s First Impressions Of The Schmidt Analog Synthesizer

SYNTH ANATOMY uses affiliation & partner programs (big red buttons) to finance a part of the activity. If you use these, you support the website. Thanks! 

As certainly have noticed here, Jean Michel Jarre has purchased an analogue Schmidt Synthesizer. With a price of 20,000 € certainly an instrument not for every musician but rather for acts with larger incomes. In a new video, he briefly summarizes his first impressions and plays some sounds. He especially likes the fact that the Schmidt Synthesizer combines an analog modular synth architecture but with modern thinkings. Check out the video below.

Jarre & Schmidt Synthesizer

I'd like to introduce you to my latest friend, the modular synth Schmidt Synthesizer Discover it now in my studio on this video !JMxx

Posted by Jean-Michel Jarre on Donnerstag, 21. September 2017


  • Eight-voice polyphonic, true analog synthesizer with digital control and preset memories
  • Discrete sound generation circuitry (no integrated oscillator / filter circuits on one single chip)
  • You want Schmidt to sound like an entire orchestra? Have a go at Schmidt’s eight-part multimode. Simply select the desired preset sound, voice allocation, keyboard mapping, MIDI channel, controller-assignment, tuning, volume, panning, and output routing for each multimode part in an easy-to-survey LCD screen. Enjoy sounds as complex and dynamic as you never would have expected from one single instrument.
  • Separate audio outputs for each voice, plus summing outputs and headphone out
  • 1,028 single sound presets
  • 256 multi sound presets
  • 61 keys, semi-weighted, with velocity and aftertouch
  • Sophisticated glide/portamento capabilities
  • Several realtime modifiers fully programmable per preset (modwheel, stick controller, keyboard-aftertouch, four foot switches, four expression pedals)
  • Complete MIDI implementation, MIDI via USB port and DIN sockets
  • All sound programming functions with dedicated frontpanel controls and switches
  • Precise information on parameter names and current values via large LC-display
  • Multi-color LEDs
  • Control panel with adjustable angle
  • Internal universal power supply
  • Flightcase included

More informations here: Schmidt Synthesizer


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.