Rucci Electronic Instruments

Maximum Minimal Drone

Synthesizer

Main Details
Maker Rucci Electronic Instruments Company
Function
Additional Model ID DEVICE 0050
Form Factor Portable
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In USA
Date Produced 2012
Power Source 9V
Notes Housed in a very rugged and well used slide case, this synthesizer is capable of extremely dense sounds. The controls can be broken down into two sections, the drone and the auto-step synthesizer. Each section has it's own filter, volume control, and on/off toggle to blend the sounds. There is really nice cross-talk, especially in the way the auto-step will warp the drone section.
Above, the drone section consists of two oscillators that modulate each other while a third selectable LFO adds more interesting rhythmic sounds. This creates a nice thick bed.

Below, the auto-step section is based on a stepped-tone generator but with a sweeping LFO, giving it an almost automated looping effect. This is controlled with speed, frequency, and pulse length.

With a 1/4" output jack it is easy to connect to amps, effects or recording equipment. It is powered by a 9volt battery or any 9volt center-negative DC adapter.

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