Ambika is a monster hybrid polysynth. Its design consists of a motherboard and voicecards from #1 to #6, each of them carrying a turbocharged version of the Shruthi hybrid synthesizer (digital waveform synthesis through analog VCF/VCAs). Whether you want to use this as six monosynths, a six-voice polysynth, or anything in-between is up to you: MIDI channels/keyboard range/patches/voices are distinct concepts, allowing complex layered, split, multitimbral setups. In addition, each voice has a switched individual output.
 
Build your own Ambika setup in few simply steps:
  • choose motherboard,
  • pick a six voicecard  (please note that Ambika motherboard needs at least one voicecard to play), some demos  with voicecard comparison:

test1

test2

test3

You can also buy only case or power supply, or even only one voicecard.
 
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If you are not sure and need some help feel free to ask.
 
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.
Full specifications can be found here: http://mutable-instruments.net/ambika/manual
 
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AMBIKA Motherboard

£112.00Price
Motherboard LCD option