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Solton SM-100

infoCountry: Italy
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audio demo trend price : 200€
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Solton SM-100
Synthesizer Module (year?)

 

The SM-100 is the module version of Italian polysynth PROJECT 100 minus the internal multitrack sequencer.

drum pad
drum pad

info SYNTH MODULE Main panel features a basic segment display, 3 knobs and 18 push buttons. The bulky case is non-standard format cannot be rackmounted - design is quite close to model Solton/Ketron Polyvox (not the russian monosynth).


Rear panel
terminal connectors:
- main signal out
- Midi interface
- damper pedalswitch input
- tape interface (for sound storage).

 

 


edit VOICE main processor 8 bits Intel P8031 manages 6 voices polyphony - each voice is composed by 2 digitally controller oscillators DCO1 + DCO2 on 6 voice boards.
STRUCTURE: both DCO are quite identical with very similar features:


CPU intel

 

title


  DCO1 DCO2
shapes
(summable)
square / sawtooth / wide pulse / pulse square / sawtooth / wide pulse / pulse / noise
pulse width yes yes
octaves 16' / 8 ' / 4' 16' / 8 ' / 4'
detune no yes





edit FILTER
a lowpass 4 poles resonant filter based on 6 X SSM 2045 IC with fixed keytracking option.


voiceboard




edit
ENVELOPE up to 2 EG per voice based on 12 X SSM 2056 IC.
- EG1 AMP 4 segments ADSR
- EG2 VCF 4 segments ADSR.


EG ADSR


 


edit
LFO a single delayed modulator (sine or square) with variable amount and frequency.
3 destinations:
- DCO pitch
- VCF cutoff
- VCA level.

 

 

edit EFFECT analog chorus based on a 3 line BBD TDA 1022P.


chorus

 



edit
MIDI in edit mode it is possible to edit all parameters USER-patches using CONTROL CHANGE.
The list is printed on the machine and it is not very standard - this is indeed a very nice feature, sadly, the Midi buffer quickly chokes freezing the whole machine.

 



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MEMORY:
- 60 ROM preset (LIST)
- 40 USER-free presets.
Battery replacement: infamous devastating Varta will drip and destroy your tracks! So, hurry up and check it... ohh maybe you are already doomed. The battery is wisely hidden between 2 voice cards.



battery



 

editor EDITOR SM100 can be edited using a freeware program SM100 editor:


SM100 editor


 

edit RELATED FAMILY:

SOLTON PROJECT 100

SOLTON PROJECT 100 61 keys versions, same specs as SM100 but an extra internal polpyphony sequencer.


 

demo AUDIO DEMO

demo escape from NY1997 -all sm100 but drums
demo Preset
demo synth: ambient harp
demo Synth: computer menace
demo Synth: LFO
demo pad: LFO
demo Bass: bassliner
demo synth: easy
demo Pad: square
demo Synth: hypno
demo pad: loungechords
demo pad: choir
demo bass: scale
demo pad: mystic 1
demo SEQ: bach
demo pad: resonance
demo pad: mystic 2
demo Synth: japan
demo Synth: bounce
demo Seq: ultima IV theme
demo FX: NOISE
demo FX: DRUMS
demo TEST: ALL WAVEFORMS
demo TEST: PULSE WIDTH RANGE
demo TEST: OSC DETUNE
demo TEST: VCF CUTOFF RESONANCE
demo TEST: LFO DCO
demo TEST: LFO VCF
demo TEST: LFO VCA
demo TEST: chorus on/off




video VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

video3 video2 video1
Escape From NY theme :) video2 video3

 

 

sm100 motherboard

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Solton SM100 / project 100
-USER MANUAL
-SCHEMATICS and SERVICE MANUAL

 

 

 

 

 

solton project100

 

 

 

 

 

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intel cpu main edt


manual

-rare
- control change edit
-12 DCO



manual

- sounds thin
- bulky
- edit interface
- Midi crashes
-limited

comment



REVIEW : "well nice, vintage, rare... OK a lot of SSM - so? but sound is nothing so special for my taste - a kind of poly61 but much more esoteric. Love the chorus."

 


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Solton SM-100 2.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. price €200