MATRIXSYNTH: Quasimidi Nucleus

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Quasimidi Nucleus



Title link takes you to the source of the Nucleus shot below. I remember when the Nucleus buzz came out. People, including me, were drooling at the thought of this synth hitting the market. It was never released, and shortly after, the Polymorph was. It's still not clear whether the Nucleus was a Polymorph with keys, more, or something completely different. If you know, feel free to comment. In searching for more info I ran across SYNRISE's page on Quasimidi. It's worth checking out. They also list a QM-One and a Photon prototype Raven, along with the other Quasimidi synths.

Nucleus

Update via erminio in the comments back in 2006: "There's a Nucleus posted on ebay... the owner says there are only 3 pieces in the world. And it seems in good shape too!!! Hope it will serve you m8s"

However, via acemonvw in 2014 in the comments: "The Quasimidi Nucleus was planned as a Polymorph with more voices and a keyboard. What you see at that picture isn't a prototype - it's just the dummy. The Nucleus never reached the prototype level. The project was cancelled shortly after the musicmesse in Frankfurt, where the Nucleus was presented under glass. Does anyone remember the photon? Nearly the same story but a little bit earlier."

Polymorph

6 comments:

  1. Speaking of never released synths, I recently discovered that Vermona still has their Mephisto site up. Take a gander here:

    http://www.vermona.de/htm/Mephisto%20-%20Features.htm

    MMmmmm...Stimmen...

    Seriously, I would give a Kidney for one of these.

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  2. Ah yes the Mephisto. Motorized knobs. I wanted one of these bad. Thanks for the link. Off to put up a post...

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  4. There's a Nucleus posted on ebay...
    the owner says there are only 3 pieces in the world.
    And it seems in good shape too!!!
    Hope it will serve you m8s

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  5. From Joerg Schaaf himself (commenting on VSE):

    "The Quasimidi Nucleus was planned as a Polymorph with more voices and a keyboard. What you see at that picture isn't a prototype - it's just the dummy. The Nucleus never reached the prototype level. The project was cancelled shortly after the musicmesse in Frankfurt, where the Nucleus was presented under glass. Does anyone remember the photon? Nearly the same story but a little bit earlier. "

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  6. Thank you! Updated the post. Curious what the one on eBay was back in 2006. Likely a scam.

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