First, this instrument was to be called THE MACHIN. Now it became Baloran THE POOL. Which fits thematically nicely to its forerunner, THE RIVER. Above all, Laurent Lecatelier – head of Baloran – has a beautiful pool in his garden. Be that as it may: Unlike THE RIVER, the new monster-synthesizer from France does not come with its own keyboard, but is a rack-synth with a huge touch-display and a potent hardware step-sequencer.
THE POOL features:
- The operation modes MONO, DUAL, POLY
- 2 VCOs and 2 digital oscillators, 2 mixers
- 4 VCFs, 4 envelopes, 3 LFOs, 2 VCAs
- A 16-step hardware sequencer
- An arpeggiator
- Much more
THE POOL is likely to be available in different configurations (polyphony?) And at different prices. More information will follow at the end of March.
First sound samples: