• Is the Motas-6 Synthesizer available for sale?

  • Yes, Motas-6 is now on sale from Red Dog Music and KMR audio. Please contact them to arrange a demo, more details can be found on the buy page. Alternatively, you can email sales@motas-synth.uk.

  • Is Motas-6 analogue or digital?

  • It is a lot of both! The entire sound-making audio circuitry is pure analogue, including the 3 oscillators and the 3 filters, giving a beautifully rich and detailed sound. The digital part allows huge modulation control as well as MIDI, USB MIDI, vivid OLED graphic display, saving of settings and much more.

  • Why is Motas-6 monophonic?

  • To create a real analogue synthesizer (such as Motas-6) requires LOTS of components - to create a polyphonic analogue synthesizer requires even more! Motas-6 is a super-flexible instrument designed to create all sorts of weird and wonderful sounds - enough to keep the ear busy without needing polyphony most of the time. Besides, Motas-6 is not really designed for people who want to play chords, however Motas-6 is 3-oscillator paraphonic (see next faq)...

  • What is paraphonic?

  • Motas-6 has a very flexible modulation architecture. Each of the oscillators can independently be set to track incoming notes on either last, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, lowest, middle and highest keypress. Also, each level (master level for each oscillator and individual levels on the oscillator waveforms) can have their own independent envelope generators (EGs) that trigger on last, 1st, 2nd, 3rd lowest, middle and highest keypress. This allows you to play Motas-6 in a 3-oscillator paraphonic mode in a variety of ways - not fully polyphonic as the oscillators all pass into the filters and final output together (with some funky rewiring exceptions to this rule...!).

  • Can I connect my modular synths to Motas-6?

  • Yes you can! Motas-6 has 4 flexible CV/gate inputs that can be configured independently to allow your modular gear to play Motas-6 and modulate its parameters.

  • Can I processs external audio through the filters?

  • Yes, Motas-6 allows you to route external audio into the main mixer to allow processing through any combination of the 3 filters.

  • Does it have MIDI or USB MIDI?

  • Motas-6 has both 'traditional' MIDI DIN connectors (IN and OUT, with a THRU option on the OUT) as well as standard USB MIDI to allow play and control from external MIDI keyboards/computers.

  • Does Motas-6 have an arpeggiator or sequencer?

  • Motas-6 has both a flexible programmable arpeggiator and a multi-pattern sequencer built in.

  • What is the OLED display?

  • Motas-6 has an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) graphic display to allow easy control and fast visual feedback of the settings. OLED displays have superior contrast and speed compared to traditional LCD displays.

  • What are the oscilloscope and spectrum analyser features?

  • Motas-6 can show the main audio output in real-time on the OLED display (in oscilloscope mode it shows signal versus time whilst in spectrum analyser mode it shows the frequencies present) which are fun and also informative indications of the sound output.