Studiologic Sledge 2.0 – XL Version

Sometimes life is good. Very rarely, it’s even especially generous. As in the case of our Studiologic Sledge 2.0 “XL” synthesizer. The brief history behind it: After completing the Studiologic Sledge BLACK Edition – a panther to be tamed test report, we yearned for such an instrument “with” a panel that can be elevated. A luxurious version of Sledge 2.0 / Sledge BLACK Edition, so to speak.

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

As by chance, there was such an instrument for sale in Italy. Not from Studiologic themselves, but from a private seller – the pianist Simone Sgarbanti …

Simone Sgarbanti, Pianista / Firenze

The modification was not done by himself, but by Emanuele Raspa. So, what is the Studiologic Sledge 2.0 “XL”? Take a regular Sledge 2.0, cross it with the chassis similar to a Moog Voyager XL … there you go. The result looks excellent …

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

Emanuele did a great job! The instrument’s ergonomy is now just as good as its sound. That wooden case turns Sledge 2.0 / Sledge BLACK Edition in a true studio synthesizer …

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

Who knows, maybe Studiologic will offer the Sledge in a similar version one day? People would like it – we’re sure …

Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer

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