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This Macbeth X-Series Micromac D fully analog synth is in excellent cosmetic condition, it works as it should, no functionality issues. It has seen very light use.

This is a rare synth, was made in the UK and is out of production, so hard to come by. Built like a tank. Solid enclosure and solid controls. No cheap Chinese plastic components here.  

  “The fattest vintage sounding desktop analogue synthesizer available.”

Sold with its power adapter for 220v.

A masterpiece by Scottish synth designer genius Ken Macbeth, this is Ken’s take on the classic Minimoog Model D concept of a 3-VCO synth with a 24db ladder filter.

Ken Macbeth is - besides Wowa Cwejman - the best boutique analog synth builder of our time, doing everything the old-school way of through-hole solering. This is true analog!
The sound that his synths deliver is simply out of this world and the Micromac D is no exception. Despite its desktop size it packs a heavy punch. Seriously - in terms of sound this is as good as it gets.

Here are the specs:

3 x 1v/octave tracking voltage controlled oscillators.


Oscillators 1 and 2 featuring 4 waveforms: sawtooth, square, triangle and sine. oscillators 1 and 2 feature pwm control inputs.


Oscillator 3 featuring 6 waveforms: sawtooth, square, triangle, sine, ramp and lower frequency noise.


Oscillator 2 can be hard synchronized to oscillator 1.


Oscillator 3 can be used as a modulation source, both in the audio range and the low frequency range. oscillator 3 can be used to modulate oscillators 1 and 2 as well as the voltage controlled filter. oscillator 3 can be disconnected from the main controlling cv.


Oscillators 1,2 and 3 feature separate control voltage inputs for external control sources.


Oscillators 1,2 and 3 have separate audio outputs (pre-mixer) for external proccessing in other systems.


Oscillators feature separate attenuated volume controls into the filter.


Oscillators 1,2 and 3 feature both course and fine tune frequency controls that have a range above and below the audio spectra.


Noise generator features white noise with its own attenuated volume control into the filter. setting 6 on the oscillator 3 waveform control allows a lower frequency noise to be used for modulation effects and can also be used as audio source.


1v/octave voltage controlled filter:


24db/octave transistor ladder low pass filter. oscillates at high 'q'/resonance.


Tracking of the filter from the main cv input can be 0%/half/full (0v/octave, 1v octave and 1.5v/octave)


The filter also features a separate 1v/octave external cv input for other control sources.


The vcf is swept directly by its own envelope generator.


2 x envelope generators. ads/switchable release type. filter eg can be switch between a positive going envelope or an inverted envelope. filter eg can be switched to sweep oscillator 2 for hard synchronization sweeps. vca eg can be diconnected via an external vca cv input socket.

All analogue circuitry used in the design is the 'old school' through hole parts.

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Listeda year ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Micromac D
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