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TRAX RS-1 Rota-Synth 

Analogue Sequencer & Synthesizer (2010)

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"English analog monosynth mono-oscillator with an 8-step internal sequencer " 

 Main Data 

rota synth

Company: TRAX
Model: RS-1 Rota-Synth
Class:  monosynth with sequencer
Keyboard: none
Dates: 2010
Country: UK
Weight:  
Dimensions: / mm
Price: 300€

Display: none
Technology: analog
Polyphony: 1  
Multitimbric: 1 part
Oscillator: 1 VCO square/saw
Filter: Low pass / band pass
LFO: 1 modulator triangle / square
Effect: none
Memory: none
Midi: INPUT only for SYNC!
Memory: none
PSU: external  15 VDC positive center
OS: ?

Rear panel connectors:
-Midi sync clock input
-cv gate out 1V/oct.
-mono output




none yet

- No official VST plugin


- No user manual yet

- No service manual yet

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 RS-1 In details 

VCO

VOICE A single oscillator VCO with 2 different waveforms: triangle or quare (no width). The master oscillator generates 2 mixable sub octaves frequencies. 

No other special features but a glide amount for the sequencer as notes cannot be directly controlled neither by Midi neither by external voltage CV.

VCO

1 oscillator 
2 shapes: square / sawtooth

SUB VCO

VCO can generates 2 different sub harmonics with of course same pitch as the master

Glide

A simple glide portamento can be added with dedicated potentiometer

MIXER VCO

LFO / EG / FILTER

LFo

Single modulator LFO (triangle/square) for VCO pitch with waveshapper

filter

Low / hipass resonant analog filter

Sequencer

Sequencer

Main data

up to 8 steps (you can select lenght using the switches).
Each step features a pitch knob.

Tempo Sync

Internal frequency tempo or Midi clock input

Our Verdict 

"Limited synth with funny sequencer. Seems to be quite rare" 

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Interface

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Overall

CONS

- No midi / cv control
- No Envelope
- limited edition

PROS

-fun
- quite rare
- sequencer

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