Alesis Andromeda

 

The Alesis A6 Andromeda (referred to by us as “Andy”) is one of our favorite synths in the current Synthetic Things rig, and a real work horse at that. I think that over the years this synth has been either over looked or given an unfair shake. It’s the “classic” synth that never was.

16 voice, 16 part multi timbral, 16 step sequencer, and an arpeggiator. It has 2 sync able  analog oscillators, and 2 sub oscillators, a noise source, FM, and  a ring rodulator. 2 resonant filters (24 dB low pass and 12 dB multi mode), 3 LFOs and a random source, 3 envelopes, and effects. The amount of modulation possibilities are to put it mildly, extensive.

I’ve had mine for about ten years or so, in many ways I feel as though I’ve barely scratched the surface of it’s potential. The modulation possibilities have more in common with a semi-modular than an integrated polysynth.

I can not believe Alesis has not attempted to resurrect the Andromeda, there is no other analog synth currently on the market that comes close to it’s 16 voice, 16 part multi timbral architecture. In today’s analog revival market, and at that price point, they stand to make a small. fortune by reintroducing it into the market place.