Using battered casework and components we salvaged from old Soviet Union submarine radio equipment that was languishing and due for cruel and ruthless de-commisioning, Techtron brings thoroughly modern sounds in re-purposed retro style.
With two 'super' oscillators featuring thick, detuned sawtooths (which we call 'iSaw' here at HS Towers and come courtesy of HS chum, BeMuso) through a multimode, dual slope filter, two envelopes, two LFOs, a pitch EG, mono and poly playback modes with glide, etc., Techtron offers instant 'techno' sounds that are powerful, wide, bright, brash, fizzy and anthemic and yet also capable of chunky basses, spiky arpeggios, thick leadlines and lush, luxuriously smooth pads plus dark, broody and moody textures.
There is also a powerful arpeggiator with a wide variety of patterns and variable velocity curve.
Add to this 'factory' and user presets and a comprehensive multi-effects chain comprising EQ, distortion, cab simulation, chorus, phaser, rotary cabinet, echo and convolved reverb offering everything from tight rooms to spacious halls and massive ambient washes plus classic vintage spring reverb impulses, Techtron complements the Music Laboratory Machines perfectly with a very different and contrasting soundset.
It even comes with documentation we found attached to the unit...
||Hollow Sun and Mario Krušelj
||Hollow Sun & Something Completely Different
Kontakt 4.2.2 full version
Windows® XP (SP2, 32bit) / Vista® (32/64 Bit), Windows 7® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Mac OS® X 10.5 or higher, Intel® Core™ Duo 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM
|NOTE : It will work with the Kontakt Player but only in 'demo' mode and the session will be time limited.
Techtron is one of the nicest instruments I've encountered in a long long time, and the reason for this is that it's niched. If you love big sawtooth sounds - you'll love Techtron. Techtron is instant love. Every time load up Techtron I always come up with a musical idea, which probably is the best verdict you can give any musical tool. And considering Techtron sells for six pounds - it's as much of a no-brainer I can think of.
Whoa! F*ck me!!
I have all the other MLM's but I wasn't expecting this. Unbemazable LOL.
As always, amazing stuff.
Xenos - via email
what a wonderful instrument! playful and clear interface, great presets, and super tweak-able.
you've received many positive comments about the super saw textures, and they're awesome, but i love the smooooth sound i'm getting here too.
Chris Houston Music
Thank you for Techtron! My First impression: “Great sounds! A programmable synth for almost free!!!!!! This machine will find a place in my work, that’s for sure.!
Auke - via email
Just had a quick play and it has a dance feel to it. Some of it's tones sort of remind me of my JP8000 and its super saw waves-It can do those JP8000/Virus type stabs and lush pads very well.
Synthmagic - KVR
Oh look, my wallet is 10 bucks lighter, what a shock!
wow, you guys have totally outdone yourselves on this. 10 bucks is too cheap.....the should have done more.
hibidy - KVR
I bought this and have to say that this was good purchase, great sounds!..for $10 this is just must have!
jn79 - KVR
who knew a soviet sub could sound so sweet
Ed Miller - Facebook
Ahhh . . . yet more MLM loveliness!!!
Steve James - Facebook
I like the Techtron :-)
Very spacy sounds
Roland - via email
another no-brainer. purchased as soon as i received the mail ! one more amazing instrument from HS !
States - KVR
Just saw this and picked it up right away.
I love the Music Laboratory Machines and
the price is absolutely a no-brainer.
rexlapin - KVR
OK. Done deal. I am a sucker for these things. Thanks for the inspiring work.
freddemillio - KVR
Nice one Mister. Looking forward to including this on some pieces.
Colin - via email
Great stuff as always and it's actually a really great synth.
Christopher - via email
i just heard about your products on the kontakt forum and i am blown away. techtron is fantastic. i want all the other ones now lol
jes - via email
iSaw. I see what you did there. Very funny.
The GUI's not an eyesore though. It's beautiful. I don;t know how you do it for these prices. Quality stuff and right up there with the big players charging 10x as much.
Sorry, I'll rephrase that. Better than them. Sounds great too. Well done.
Matt - via email