MATRIXSYNTH: Emergencynth Demo

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Emergencynth Demo

YouTube Uploaded by karllarocca on Jul 22, 2011

"The EMERGENCYNTH is an 8 Oscillator 12 bit 48khz additive synthesizer with integrated 8 step sequencer and 8 sequence memory. It is hand programmed and assembled in Brooklyn, New York by artist and screen printer Karl LaRocca a.k.a. Kayrock."

via Etsy
"Emergencynth Portable Music Synthesizer
The Emergencynth is a hand made portable hand held synthesizer. It has 8 oscillators which can be tuned in unison, or spread out over a range of many octaves, or set to various preset harmonies. The oscillators can 8 different waveforms: sin, two triangles, two saws and three square waves. There is also pitch sweep and 4 amplitude envelopes to choose from.

The 32 step sequencer has programmable memory for 8 patterns. It comes with preset patterns written by members of Oneida, Trans Am, Parts and Labor and Roxy Pain, but you can save over them if you want to make your own.

The Arpeggiator has 8 different modes, some of them are pretty weird like "one step forward, then two steps back", brownian walk and permutation.

The emergencynth is housed in an electrical junction box, complete with power supply and a mini cable for connecting the trigger in and out ports to other vintage gear.

Full instruction manual and videos are can be found at

If you are into hacking, you can easily reprogram your Emergencynth."

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