Rare Waves brings back its Grendal RA-9 analog synth as Grendal RA-99 Grenadier with more features as well as a new mini sequencer
Rare Waves has today announced a new Synthesizer and sequencer. Grendel RA-99 Grenadier is based on the RA-9 Grenadier from 2014 and is a semi-modular analog mono with a single oscillator. Compared to its predecessor, it has more control and features. The entire sound source is based on a mix of the VC waveshape, subharmonics, and a pink noise generator.
On the filter side, it relies on a formant filter bank from 3 VCFs what makes this synth very unique. The filter bank can be animated by a pair of voltage-controlled modulation sources that can work as LFOs or envelope generators. The RA-99 has also a 20 patch points matrix for semi-modular control over the synthesis engine including CV control over shape & depth for both generators, filterbank and more.
The original RA-9 Grenadier Synthesizer had a very basic 4-step sequencer built-in but at the new version, the developer removed it. Now, it’s a standalone mini sequencer with 4 notes. The new 2TAC offers up to 2 tracks with both CV/Gate and modulation outputs. In total, you can build up to 4 patterns with 32 steps for each track. Plus, pattern chaining, transposing, drop-in loop points, and other features are also on board.
Rare Waves Grendal RA-99 Grenadier availability & price: TBA
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