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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Aug-16 > Tonestar 2600 – Eurorack Synth-Voice

Tonestar 2600 – Eurorack Synth-Voice

Studio Electronics has created a great stir with its Boomstar range, but now the Tonestar 2600 enters the arena, in Eurorack format. Dave Gale patches up this new semi-modular…


Nice ’n’ easy! VCO on the left, Filter and LFO in the middle, and VCA/Envelopes to the right, not forgetting all the helpful patch points at the bottom


Kit Tonestar 2600 – Eurorack Synth-Voice

Manufacturer Studio Electronics

Price £449 (RRP)

Contact MSL Professional 0207 118 0133 contact@, www. studioelectronics. com


Full single-voice format

Analogue architecture

Draws inspiration from ARP synth designs

Width: 32HP

Current draw:120mA

Hardwired for convenience

Plenty of patch points available

If you had to ask the question: “What product seemed to be the most prevalent at the recent round of music-tech shows?”, many would cite the seemingly new market for a Eurorack synthesiser voice in a single module. We’ve seen the Roland System 1m, Moog Mother-32, and Pittsburgh Lifeforms, which seemed to be the first to market; and other companies, such as Oberheim, have also announced their intentions to enter the arena. But if I’m honest, the one product which has had me the most excited is the Studio Electronics Tonestar, recently appearing as the Tonestar 2600.

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It's the MusicTech Mobile Music issue! With the iOS platform, you can get versions of everything music-production related, and we feature the best of them in the new issue of MusicTech. We've broken it down into five categories: DAWs, Synths, Interfaces, DJ/Beats and Sound Design – Martin Delaney guides us through it all. Also in this issue we have reviews of Reason 9 plus gear from Thermionic Culture, AKG and ROLI, and software from IKM and iZotope. There's modular news and reviews of Euroracks from Studio Electronics and AJH plus tutorials on songwriting, compression and using Ableton Link. An issue not to be missed!