Mutable Instruments | Ambika - User manual
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Ambika is a multi-voice hybrid synthesizer. You can play it as a 6-voice polysynth, an ensemble of 6
monosynths, or anything inbetween due to its easily configurable voicing architecture.
The sound generation is hybrid, combining the warmth and sonic character of a true 4-pole analog filter,
with the large array of waveforms offered by digital wavetables, fm and phase modulation. The digital
control of the analogue filter and VCA also means a very large palette of modulation possibilities.
Some of the key features of Ambika include:
6 voices with individual outputs.
2 digital oscillators per voice, with 36 oscillator algorithms/wavetables.
1 sub-oscillator, also configurable as a transient generator.
Pre-filter overdrive and bit-crushing effect.
Analog 4-pole filter (or 2-pole multimode filter depending on the type of voicecard used) and VCA.
3 ADSR envelopes, 3 patch-level LFOs, 1 voice-level LFO.
Modulation matrix with 14 slots and 4 modulation modifiers.
1 arpeggiator, 1 note sequencer and 2 step sequencers per part.
Flexible mapping of the 6 voices. A single patch with 6 voice-polyphony, 6 independent mono parts, 2 layered
patches with 3-voices polyphony, a 3-voice unison bass line on the lower half of the keyboard with a 3-voice
unison lead on the upper half... all are possible!
SD-card storage allows the storing of a life-long of patches, programs and multis, along with the history of
editing operations for undo/redo.
The following connectors are available on the rear panel:
1: SD-card slot. Insert here a SD-card (SDHC supported), FAT16 or FAT32 formatted. At the exception of
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