MATRIXSYNTH: Nozori by Nozoïd : A New Concept in the Eurorack World

Monday, January 14, 2019

Nozori by Nozoïd : A New Concept in the Eurorack World




"Encouraged by public success of the OCS-2 and MMO-3, Nozoïd dust off eurorack systems with it's new concept : nozori.

This platform allow to easily switch from one module to another, with the same hardware. Changing modules is as simple as changing jumpers position!

A kickstarter campaign has just been started to finance the production of this hardware. A good opportunity to be the first to get one, at a lower price.

The nozori concept consist of using the same hardware for multiple modules. This hardware is based on a powerful digital core to allow huge versatility. Potentiometers, inputs or outputs can adapt to many module designs: from standard modules like VCO, VCF, LFO to outstanding functionality never seen before. This solve two problems of the eurorack world: the price and the size of a system.

You can unleash your experimentation process without spending much on new modules : one hardware allows more experimentations since you can try many different modules. You may have a module that you did not used anymore. With a nozori, this will never happen : when your rack evolves, you only need to change few jumpers to find the perfect module for the situation.

2 hardwares are available : the Nozori 68 with 6 potentiometers, 4 CV in, 2 audio IN and 2 audio OUT, and the Nozori 84 with 8 potentiometers, 2 audio IN and 2 audio OUT.
This 2 platforms allow an extensive range of modules. The available list is impressive : shape morphing VCO, morphing VCF, FM or other sound generators, sequencers, shape morphing LFO, chaotic CV generators, sound effects. A total of 40 modules, have already been developed. Since the production of a Nozori module did not involve any hardware cost, Nozoïd had developed very specific module that other manufacturers do not risk producing.

A simple 5 modules rack offer more than 3 millions module combinations. Nozori unleash creativity at a small cost!

Nozori module can be used with there reversible white / black panels. Their elegant design will perfectly fit in your rack. An extension pack is also available. It include optional front plates that can be added to show the control parameters of a specific module. This pack also expose the jumpers on the front panel to swap module within seconds.

The nozori website contains more information, including video demonstration of all modules.

Here are the full specifications :
12U eurorack module
POTENTIOMETERS : 12-bits at about 18KHz sampling rate
AUDIO IN : 24-bits at 96KHz, DC Compatible, from +/- 5V (clip between +/- 6 to 7V)
AUDIO OUT : 24-bits at 96KHz, DC Compatible, delivers +/- 5V (can go up to +/- 7V)
AUDIO IN/OUT latency : 0.17 ms
CV IN : 12-bits at about 18KHz sampling rate, from +/- 5V (clip at +/- 5.3V)
Power consumption : +12V : 150mA; -12V : 10mA
32 bits ARM Cortex M3 @ 84MHz
260g
Low profile (only 27mm deep)

Nozoïd is known for the OCS-2 and the MMO-3 : 2 semi modular synthesizer that pack tones of control in a very small form factor. Both synths have very good feedback from its user community, including Jean-Michel Jarre, Richard Devine, and Bogdan Raczynski.

On the kickstarter campaign, the early bird can be bought for 219€. After the kitckstarter campaign, a Nozori platform will cost 249€ in Europe (including taxes), about 320$ excluding taxes outside Europe."

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