Dubreq’s new Synthesizer GEN R-8 celebrated its premiere at the NAMM 2019. It’s the big brother of the world-famous Stylophone Synthesizer, though the touch keyboard is not 1 to 1 the same as the Stylophone. It’s certainly not a feature monster but for a Stylphone synth it is very much.
Highlights that I noticed: the very rough and aggressive sound and the very useful CV inputs / outputs. With the latter you can change the internal signal flow for more complex sounds or use the keyboard with modular Synthesizers. 300 € seems to be a lot of money for many but beware we are not talking about Behringer here. It’s made in UK, comes from a Boutique company and it’s not a traditional synth. Interesting instrument for users that search a unique synth. Not always counting the features!
News From January 24, 2019!
Two years ago, the GEN-X1 was presented at the NAMM 2017. Now the Stylophone gets a big brother with the Stylophone GEN R-8 Synthesizer. It features a full analog signal path with two VCO’s (saw, square and PWM), a sub oscillator, a 12dB multimode filter, fast envelopes, LFO and more. This new Stylophone features a sensitive 3-octave touch keyboard as well as a new 16-step sequencer with 8 banks.
The GEN R-8 is also ready for modular patching with the built-in 19 CV/Gate patch points. In this sense, it’s the first Stylophone that can be integrated into a modular system. Looking forward to check out it at NAMM 2019! Stay tuned!
The Stylophone GEN R-8 is the latest Touch Analog Synthesizer by Dubreq. The Gen R-8 comes packed with features of much larger and more expensive instruments, including a full analog signal path, Dual VCOs with Saw, Square and PWM, plus sub-oscillators for room shaking bass. The DUBREQ Stylophone Gen R-8 is designed and manufactured in Britain.
- Full analog signal path
- Steel enclosure
- Dual VCOs with Saw, Square and PWM (oscillator 1)
- Sub oscillators and Subsub oscillators for room shaking bass
- Unique British design 12dB VCF with Low pass, High pass, Band pass and wide Notch
- Fast and punchy envelope
- Supersensitive 3-octave TOUCH keyboard
- Glide and Modulation keys for expressive performance control
- 8 waveform LFO with S&H and One-shot feature
- 19 CV/Gate patch points for advanced modular patching
- Grungy analog style Delay with modulation CV
- Drive knob for extra boost and fatness
- 16-step sequencer with 8 banks and on-the-fly switching
- MIDI in/out
First Look Video From NAMM 2019