MATRIXSYNTH: NSynth Super - An Open Source Hardware Neural Synthesizer From Google

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NSynth Super - An Open Source Hardware Neural Synthesizer From Google


Published on Mar 13, 2018 Google

[Update: You can now find an order form on Auxren's website here for assembled PCBs minus the case.

Update2 via Koryo Williamson in the comments: "I'll post STEP and STL files for cases that more resemble the active UI version. Xometry, Protolabs, DIY 3D print and such."

Update3: Just a side not for those interested: the neural synthesis brings the Hartmann Neuron to mind, and the resynthesis aspect brings the Technos Axcel and the Axcel2 to mind.]

Playlist for the videos above:
1. Making music with NSynth Super
London-based producer Hector Plimmer, explores new sounds generated by the NSynth machine learning algorithm - using NSynth Super an open source experimental instrument.
2. Making music using new sounds generated with machine learning [featuring Robotspeak]
NSynth Super is an open source experimental instrument. It gives musicians the ability to explore completely new sounds generated by the NSynth machine learning algorithm.

Note NSynth was first mentioned in this post with Andrew Huang.

"NSynth Super is part of an ongoing experiment by Magenta: a research project within Google that explores how machine learning tools can help artists create art and music in new ways.

Technology has always played a role in creating new types of sounds that inspire musicians—from the sounds of distortion to the electronic sounds of synths. Today, advances in machine learning and neural networks have opened up new possibilities for sound generation.

Building upon past research in this field, Magenta created NSynth (Neural Synthesizer). It’s a machine learning algorithm that uses a deep neural network to learn the characteristics of sounds, and then create a completely new sound based on these characteristics.

Rather than combining or blending the sounds, NSynth synthesizes an entirely new sound using the acoustic qualities of the original sounds—so you could get a sound that’s part flute and part sitar all at once.

Since the release of NSynth, Magenta have continued to experiment with different musical interfaces and tools to make the output of the NSynth algorithm more easily accessible and playable.

As part of this exploration, they've created NSynth Super in collaboration with Google Creative Lab. It’s an open source experimental instrument which gives musicians the ability to make music using completely new sounds generated by the NSynth algorithm from 4 different source sounds. The experience prototype (pictured above) was shared with a small community of musicians to better understand how they might use it in their creative process."

NSynth is an open source DIY project available on GitHub.

Learn more at https://g.co/nsynthsuper

Some custom cases for NSynth Super:





5 comments:

  1. I will be getting circuit boards with all SMD parts already assembled if anyone is interested. Aiming for $25-$30. Check www.auxren.com for updates

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  2. I'll post STEP and STL files for cases that more resemble the active UI version. Xometry, Protolabs, DIY 3D print and such.

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  3. http://www.auxren.com/2018/03/order-assembled-pcbs-for-googles-nsynth.html

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