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Pwm Mantis

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Synthesizer

The Mantis is a Hybrid Duophonic Synthesizer offered by the PWM brand.

The Highlights of the Mantis

The PWM Mantis hybrid duophonic synthesizer, designed by the late Chris Huggett and PWM (Paul Whittington), represents a revolution in the field of sound synthesis. By combining advanced algorithms, DSP stability, and precise analog control, this instrument offers an unparalleled musical experience.

Key Features of the Mantis

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Complete Tone Control

Featuring two oscillators powered by a robust DSP chip and leveraging sophisticated mathematical calculations, the Mantis offers complete control over tone, thus preserving the unique PWM sound character.

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Variable State VCF Filter with Overdrive

Its variable state VCF filter with overdrive, built around the specially designed SSI2164 chip by Chris Huggett, offers incomparable sounds previously reserved for OSCar connoisseurs.

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Architecture Inspired by Classic Synthesizers

Inspired by the architectures of classic WASP and OSCar synthesizers, the Mantis offers an extensive sound palette, ideal for creating rich textures and massive sounds.

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Premium Semi-Weighted Keyboard

Its premium semi-weighted keyboard, equipped with aftertouch and a 360-degree joystick for modulation control, ensures optimal musical expression.

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Premium Semi-Weighted Keyboard

The integrated mixer and modulation matrix offer intuitive and in-depth control over sound design, making the Mantis an indispensable tool for musicians and producers seeking limitless creativity.

Expert Reviews

  • The Mantis is a groundbreaking synthesizer that offers an incredibly rich sound palette. Its versatility and ease of use make it a must-have.
  • Whether you're looking for classic sounds or experimental textures, the Mantis will always meet your expectations. Ideal for any creative studio.
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Technical sheet

  • Number of keys Less than 49 keys
  • Touch Semi-light touch
  • Type of synthesizer Analog
  • 200 patches:
    • All patches are in RAM and can therefore be overwritten.
    • Bank A: 100 factory presets
    • Bank B: 100 user presets (all set to the initial patch value)
  • Duophonic with 2 analog signal paths:
    • Mathematically generated oscillators designed by Chris Huggett
    • Analog signal path designed by Chris Huggett
  • 2 oscillators plus one sub-oscillator per voice:
    • Sine / Triangle / Saw / Pulse plus additional waveform types
    • Shape control and shape modulation input (creates pulse width modulation on the pulse waveform with a perfect square at the center)
    • Frequency modulation control
    • Octave selection per oscillator
    • OSC 1 SUB follows oscillator 1 parameters
    • Oscillator Drift: creates random pitch variations between oscillators
  • Variable state multimode VCA filters with overdrive:
    • 2 analog filters - 1 per signal path
    • Low-pass / Band-pass / High-pass in 12 dB and 24 dB configurations
    • Additional types WBAND (series) and WSTOP (parallel)
    • Filter cutoff
    • Filter cutoff modulation
    • Filter resonance
    • Filter width
    • Filter width modulation
    • Filter Keytrack
  • LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator):
    • 2 LFOs
    • 4 waveform shapes per oscillator
    • Fade In / Fade Out parameter
    • Syncable
    • Speed control
  • Envelopes:
    • 2 independent envelopes
    • ENV 1 normalized to amplitude
    • ADSR
    • + Sustain Fall parameter for shaping during key-down
    • Repeat that can be used to create looping envelopes
    • Positive and negative speed control
  • Mixer:
    • First mix: OSC1 and OSC2
    • Second mix: Oscillators and noise
    • Third mix: Oscillators + noise and ring modulator
  • Modulation routes:
    • Control - 6 modulation parameter choices
    • Source - 6 effector choices from envelopes and LFOs
    • Scale - choices of controls used to scale the modulation effect
  • Glide (portamento):
    • Glide amount
    • Automatic glide mode
  • Indicator lights:
    • Two lights for voice
    • LED for keyboard activity
  • Triggering:
    • ENV 1 Legato
    • ENV 2 Legato
    • LFO Keytrig
    • LFO Keytrig
  • Connections:
    • Main power switch
    • 9V DC input
    • USBC
    • MIDI IN / OUT / THRU
    • Sustain pedal input (switch)
    • Pedal input (continuous)
    • Stereo 1/4" line outputs: L/Mono and R
    • Stereo 1/4" headphone output
  • Multi-function joystick:
    • Left / right for pitch bend
    • Realizable vibrato
    • Hold mode
  • Arpeggiator:
    • 6 arpeggiator types (Up, Down, Up/Down 1, Up/Down 2, Played & Random)
    • Control of sync rates from 2nd to 32nd
    • Tap tempo button
    • Swing, including positive and negative swing
    • Automatic clock synchronization (detects MIDI clock or USB-MIDI clock and synchronizes arpeggiator automatically)
    • Locking via joystick HOLD
    • 6 Octave range
  • Duophonic mode control:
    • Duo mode
    • Duo mode with single filter
    • Pan control for duophonic mode
  • Digital Effects:
    • Reverb time
    • Reverb level
    • Reverb high-pass filter
    • Reverb low-pass filter
    • Chorus level
    • Chorus type
  • Keyboard control:
    • 37 Full-size semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keys
    • Channel aftertouch
    • Octave shift
  • Dimensions:
    • 320 x 320 x 110 mm: 320 x 320 x 110 mm
  • Weight:
    • 5.3 kg
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