Provides support for teenagers affected by the drinking problem of a parent, other family member or friend. 
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If you identify with some of the sentiments, we encourage you to give Alateen a try!
Alateen is part of Al‑Anon Family Groups. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.
Alateens come together to:
Share experiences, strength, and hope with each other
Discuss difficulties
Learn effective ways to cope with problems
Encourage one another
Help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program
Learn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen's Twelve Traditions

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Physical Specifications

Metal Chassis

  • Steel top and bottom
  • Aluminum side panels
  • 5U in rack

24 PolyTouch pads

  • 24 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
5 banks of 128 patch memories CV gate input and outputs
  • Support multiple CV/GATE standards
    • CV
      • 1v per octave +/-5V
      • 1V per octave 0-10V
      • Hz to Volts +/-5V
      • Hz to Volts 0-10V
      • 1.2V per octave
    • Gates
      • V-trig, S-trig
      • 3V, 5V, 10V
    • Mod In/Out range
      • +/5V, 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-1V
  • Clock in and out
    • 1PPS, 2PPQ, 24PPQ, 48 PPQ
    • Clock Voltage - 3v, 5V, 10V
  • Voice overflow mode for expanding voices with another Hydro synth
Expression pedal input Sustain pedal input
  • Polarity sensing input
DC input jack
USB port
  • Supports USB MIDI In/Out
Dimensions 44 x 22.3 x 7 cm
(17.32 x 8.78 x 2.76 inches)
Weight 3.6kg (7.94 lbs)

Sound Path Specifications

8 Voice Advanced Wavetable synthesis
2 Wavemorphing Oscillators

  • 219 single cycle waveforms
  • User wavetables - 8 user selectable ‘wavelist’ per osc to build user wavetables
    • Every osc and patch can have its own user wavetable
  • WaveScan parameter for modulating through wavetables.
  • Keytracking – 0-200%
  • +/- 3 octave tuning range
1 fixed Wave OSC
  • 219 single cycle waveforms
  • +/- 3 octave tuning range
  • Keytracking – 0-200%
Dual Mutators per oscillator
  • FM – Linear FM
    • Selectable Modulator source
      • Built in Sine & Triangle, OSC1, OSC2, OSC3, Mutators A, B, C, D, Noise gen, Ring Mod, External Mod 1&2 input.
  • WaveStack – Generates 5 detuned waves from input source. Detune amount.
  • Pulse Width Mod – Adjust pulse width of ALL waveforms.
  • PWSqueeze – Compresses the center section of the waveform. Differnnt type of PWM
  • PW-ASM – 8 User adjustable wave squeeze/stretch points.
  • Hard Sync – gives that classic sync sweep sound.
    • Selectable Sync input source.
  • Harmonic Sweep – will scan through the harmonics of the incoming sound.
  • PhazDiff - creates a new sound by combining phhase shifting and summing techniques.
  • Dry/Wet mix to blend the original OSC source.
Noise Generator
  • White, Pink, Brown, Red, Blue, Violet, Grey noise sources
Ring modulator
  • Selectable input sources
    • OSC1, OSC2, OSC3, Noise, All Mutator outputs, External Mod ½ in.
  • Depth control
Sound source mixer
  • Mix the following sources - OSC1, OSC2, OSC3, Noise, and Ring Mod.
  • Panning for each source
  • Filter routing mix
  • Solos for each source (solo status is saved in the patch)
Two Filters
  • Series or parallel routing
  • Filter 1
    • 12 & 24db modern ladder (compensated)
    • 12 & 24db vintage ladder (uncompensated)
    • Threeler HP, LP
    • MS20 HP, LP
    • Low Pass Gate
    • STN LP, BP, HP
    • 1 pole LP
    • 8 pole LP
    • Vocal filter
    • Multiple vowel order parameter
    • Formant parameter
  • Filter 2
    • Continuously Variable
      • Lowpass > Band pass > High pass
      • Lowpass > Notch > High Pass (Oberheim SEM style)

Modulation Specifications

5x Low Frequency Oscillators

  • 10 static waves
    • Sine, triangle, Square, Saw up, Saw down, S&H, Low random, Noise, Pulse width 25%, Pulse Width 12.5%.
  • Step Wave – 64 steps that the user can set (like a step sequencer).
    • Step smoothing
    • Step glide
    • SemiLock for pitch sequencing
  • Clock sync
  • Starting phase
  • Start delay
  • Fade in
  • Master output gain
  • Trigger modes – mono, poly, free
  • One shot mode
5x Envelope Generators
  • 6 stage DAHDSR envelopes
    • Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release
  • Slope curves for ADR stages
    • Variable from full exponential to full logarithmic
  • Tempo or Time option for setting length of each stage.
  • Looping of AHD stages for creating LFO types of modulations.
  • Trigger modes – Legato, Reset, Retrigger
  • Trigger Sources - 4 simultanious souces can be assigned to each Env.
Matrix modulation
  • 32 slots for source-destination mod routings with amount
  • Modulation matrix slots can be mod destinations
8x Macro knobs and buttons
  • Each macro knobs allows positive and negative of up to 8 destination controls
  • Macros can be modulation destinations
  • Arp parameters can be modulation destinations.
  • Modes
    • Up, down, up/down, Up&down, random, note order, chord, pattern
  • Octave
    • Range, 1,2,3,4
  • Play order
    • Up, down, up/down
  • Swing
  • Gate time
  • Ratchet – repeats notes
  • Chance – sets how often the ratchet takes place.

Effects Specifications

Pre-effects – before Delay and Reverb

  • Chorus, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser, Lo-Fi, Tremolo, EQ, Compressor (with side chain), Distortion
  • Tape, Ping-pong, Analog, PitchShift, Reverse, Filter delay
  • Hall, Room, Plate, Cloud
Post-effects – after Delay and Reverb
  • Chorus, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser, Lo-Fi, Tremolo, EQ, Compressor (with side chain), Distortion

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