ARP Axxe

Several of these single oscillator monophonic programmable non-preset synthesizers can be connected to other monophonic analog synthesizers via its control voltage, trigger and gate connections to form simple networks of instruments. From its keyboard you can control other ARP instruments including the ARP 2600, Odyssey, ARP Sequencer and even another Axxe.

An early version of ARP's polyphonic string machine/organ called the SE4 String Ensemble was mated with the Axxe forming one of the first commercially available synthesizer systems that could play chords. The SE4 can trigger an Axxe from its keyboard. Audio from the SE4 is processed using the Axxe's high quality low pass filter and sample & hold effects. There were drawbacks however. The SE4's organ-like tone generators are not designed for pitch modulation and once the two are connected together, the Axxe's keyboard is disabled.

The Axxe has many of the more interesting sound effects capabilities as its bigger sibling the ARP Odyssey, and is great for learning about voltage controlled analog instruments. With the addition of PPC performance controls, the Axxe is a very expressive solo instrument.



ARP Axxe Features

  • 1 Voltage Controlled Oscillator
  • 1 Voltage Controlled Filter
  • 1 Voltage Controlled Amplifier
  • Noise Generator
  • 1 Envelope Generator
  • Low Frequency Oscillator
  • Sample & Hold
  • Keyboard Auto Repeat

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