PWM Malevolent Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

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Malevolent Monophonic Analog Synthesizer with Semi-Modular Patch Panel, USB/MIDI to CV/gate Converter and Onboard Arpeggiator

PWM Malevolent is a truly analog synthesizer cohabiting with both the modular and synthesizer worlds. In addition to an extensive patch panel, it boasts multiple connectivity options including MIDI, class-compliant USB-C and analog clock. The onboard arpeggiator automatically detects and syncs to either analog or USB/MIDI clock signals.

  • Pure analog signal path designed by Future Sound Systems
  • Semi-modular 1/8" patch panel with 19 inputs, 19 outputs and normalized signal path
  • Two voltage-controlled oscillators, each with saw, triangle and pulse outputs
  • Shape control, pulse width modulation and frequency modulation
  • Low-frequency oscillator with triangle and square waves
  • Two ADSR envelopes with individual gate trigger inputs
  • Multi-mode voltage-controlled filter with individual low pass, band pass and high pass inputs
  • Two filter frequency modulation inputs with amount controls
  • Mixer with noise source and external audio input with level controls
  • Voltage-controlled amplifier with overdrive control
  • USB/MIDI-to-1V/octave control voltage and gate conversion
  • Arpeggiator with six modes including up, down, up/down (two types), played and random
  • Auto clock sync to analog clock or USB/MIDI with selectable clock divisions
  • Multi-function joystick control for pitch bend, performable portamento and performable vibrato
  • 32 velocity-sensitive mini keys with pitch, velocity and gate outputs
  • USB bus powered with included power supply

Malevolent is everything you want from a true analog design yet will sit happily in your studio with USB-C, MIDI and clock I/O for easy interfacing between digital and analog worlds.

All this is achieved without compromise on the analog side, as Malevolent has two proper VCOs derived from a 4046-based core that will sing and snarl in equal measure.

The opto-FET-controlled two-pole Sallen-Key filter will whistle and burble unlike anything you can get out of a digital model. Indeed, this is the whole point of Malevolent: it lives and breathes.

Malevolent's control joystick has variable-rate vibrato and variable-speed glide as well as pitch bend.

A fully featured arpeggiator with independent control and signal capabilities allows arp MIDI control alongside patchable signal manipulation.

Malevolent has second-to-none USB MIDI control completely separate from the analog signal path, working as a totally independent USB-to-1 volt per octave USB MIDI interface.

More Information
Manufacturer PWM
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Patch cables
USB-C to USB-A cable
USB power supply
Analog/Digital Analog
Number of Keys 32
Weighted Keys No
Key Action Synth action with velocity
Aftertouch No
Voices of Polyphony Monophonic
Oscillators per Voice 2
Effects Overdrive control in VCA
Arpeggiator Yes
USB Port (to Host) MIDI
Audio Inputs 1/8" mono external audio input on patch panel
Audio Outputs 1/4" mono main output
1/8" mono mixer output on patch panel
Control Connections Semi-modular CV/gate patch panel with 19 inputs and 19 outputs
Onboard Controllers Multi-function joystick control with pitch bend, portamento, vibrato and latching hold mode
Width 19.3"
Depth 9.85"
Height 3.15"
Product Weight 5.8 lb
Unique Features Pure analog signal path designed by Future Sound Systems
USB/MIDI-to-1V/octave control voltage and gate conversion
Auto clock sync to analog clock or USB/MIDI with selectable clock divisions
USB bus powered with included power supply

PWM Warranty Statement

Malevolent comes with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty from the date of purchase.

Please do not insert anything into the trim pot holes located just above the 1V/Oct jacks in each of Malevolent's VCO sections. These trim pots are for manufacturer and service use only. Insertion of anything into these holes will invalidate your warranty.

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  • Our central, midwest location ensures fast delivery times.
  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Generally, package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.