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PWM Malevolent

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Monophonic Synthesizer

  • Fully analogue construction and semi-modular structure
  • 32 Mini keys with velocity sensitivity
  • Multifunctional joystick
  • 2 VCOs, each with coarse- and fine-tuning, waveshaper/PWM, two FM inputs and 3 simultaneously switchable waveforms (sawtooth, triangle, pulse)
  • Noise generator
  • Aux input for external signals
  • LFO with triangle and square waveforms
  • 2 ADSR envelopes (preset to VCF and VCA)
  • 12dB Sallen Key multimode filter (lowpass, bandpass, highpass) with controls for cutoff, resonance and two FM inputs
  • VCA with two adjustable CV inputs (preset to envelope 2 and LFO) and adjustable overdrive
  • 38 Patch jacks (3.5 mm jack) for extended sound possibilities and connection to other modular synthesizers & sequencers
  • Arpeggiator with 6 play modes and automatic synchronisation to an analogue clock, MIDI or USB-MIDI
  • Can be used as USB-MIDI to CV/Gate converter
  • Line output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Headphones output: 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI in/out: 5-pin DIN
  • USB-C port: USB-MIDI
  • Clock in/out: 2 x 3.5 mm jack
  • Power supply via USB-C or external power supply unit
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 490 x 250 x 80 mm
  • Weight: 2.61 kg
  • Incl. a power supply unit (9V DC, 600mA), a USB-C cable, 5 patch cables and a quick start guide
Available since December 2021
Item number 531778
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Keys 32
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 1
Sound Engine Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Storage Medium None
USB-port Yes
Effects Distortion
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No
Pedal Connections None
Dimensions 490 x 250 x 80 mm
Weight 2,6 kg
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£409
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Filter + Drive = Beast!
The Horse Valse 08.01.2022
The easy and speedy delivery process to the UK was surprising, as I ordered it in the middle of the holiday season. Thanks, Thomman! There is a reason why they call it the Malevolent. The filter is something rather refreshing and different. The resonance behaves like any other. Right up to the 3rd notch. But after that, oh my...:D Naughty in the nicest way! Combine that with the lovely onboard Drive, and you can get some grittiness for sure! Hainbach would love some of the drones it can do. You can get some bread and butter tones out of it if you don't push it, but where is the fun in that? You should have other synths for doing the vanilla stuff! The patch points are spaced and pre-wired rather logically, easy to navigate and work with. The joystick is interesting, but I don't play live. It is a great 1st synth option for people who want to get into modular too. Works from USB, has a keyboard, MIDI to CV, eurorack compatible. Nice!
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Very aggressive synth!
Asofyetunnamed 16.06.2023
This synth is a monster. It starts to overdrive after about 12 o clock on the oscillator levels, the filter will self oscillate even before 12 o clock (you can beat this down some with more overdrive) and the FM on it gets wild. The synth is plasticky but felt sturdy. Keys were a little flimsy and I did have an issue with one of the keys at the end being able to be pushed up and down (if you pressed beneath the key and pushed upward, it would come up, but it still played fine) so a midi keyboard is a good idea with it. Otherwise, lots of fun to be had. As the name suggests, this thing is angry...dont go to this synth looking for your more traditional mono sounds, there are other synths priced similarly or better for that kind of thing. If you need absolutely over the top chaotic wildness, the Malevolent is for you. Thomann, as always, was quick and efficient with my order. Ordered from the US and got within a week!
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Not for me
Ralis 15.04.2024
I bought this because I was looking for a nasty aggressive sounding synth. You can get those sounds with this but it won’t be in tune an octave up the key bed. I found out I really dislike mini keys! I also found that I really need to be able to save the sounds I create. So I ended up selling this
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ASM HYDRASYNTH EXPLORER
GrimRaider 25.04.2024
This is a very high-end synth for a relatively low/decent price. - Mostly, this synth feels quite intuitive, but I am aware that there’s a lot of technical things that it can do that I haven’t touched on yet. I am still just learning with this synth, so my initial impression is that it’s a great piece of equipment. Might return at a later date to provide an update.
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