The Maximal Drone is very aptly named. You can get nice textural drones using only two or three of its six oscillators, and using all six at once gives a sound so thick that it becomes hard to distinguish the contribution of any one, the interactions can become very sonically complex. This gives you a lot of flexibility in shaping the sound, as you can change chordal textures by switching oscillators in and out of the mix.
The filter character is very interesting, it sounds reminiscent of a bipolar tone control like you'd find on some guitar amps, where at its full bass adjustment, it acts like a lowpass filter, and twisted all the way to treble, it sounds like a highpass filter, which gives you interesting options for putting it in a mix without interfering with another bass synth, for example.
All in all, a nice drone machine, and it kind of makes me want another so I can pan them apart and make even bigger drone soundfields.
I've bought a few things from Handmade Electronic Instruments and I'm always really impressed by the quality of the build and the quickness that they are shipped. He makes some great stuff and I just wish I could buy all of them!
Something I made with this: https://soundcloud.com/chao-modus/a-minor-kind-of-crisis
Response from Handmade Electronic Instruments | March 28, 2015
Jan, Glad you like it. Sorry to hear about it taking long to arrive. I'm looking into other international shipping methods but they all seem to be prohibitively expensive compared to USPS First Class International. Also, I'm afraid any service is still going to run the risk of getting held up in customs.