MATRIXSYNTH: Sonicware LIVEN 8bit Warps on Kickstarter

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sonicware LIVEN 8bit Warps on Kickstarter

LIVEN 8bit warps Intro
Synth engine demo ( WARP, ATTACK, MORPH, FM )
LIVEN 8bit warps x DRUMBRUTE IMPACT Jam & Looper demo

Sonicware previously brought us the ELZ_1 Synthesizer. They now have a LIVEN 8bit Warps synth on Kickstarter.

"Hi! I'm Endo from SONICWARE. We released gadget synth ELZ_1 last year. Our next challenge is the LIVEN series of instruments that we are designing with a focus on live electronic performance. The first in this series is the LIVEN 8bit warps.

LIVEN 8bit warps is combined an 8-bit waveform memory synthesizer with a step sequencer, that we are designing with a focus on live electronic performance.

We are seeking your support to produce the LIVEN 8bit warps through KICKSTARTER crowdfunding. Please help us bring the LIVEN 8bit warps to life!

Carefully selected preset waveforms and editable user waveforms along with high-quality filters and effects can be used freely to create a wide spectrum of sounds. The LIVEN 8bit warps can generate classic retro game sounds of course, but its unique 8-bit sound can also be used in a range of music genres, including EDM, hip-hop, techno and rock.

Powerful functions for live electronic music performance include 16 physical control knobs, parameter locking for each sequencer step, a looper, and SYNC IN/OUT and MIDI IN/OUT connectors to make synchronized performance with other equipment easy.

All these powerful functions are in a device that weighs only 790 g. Play it anywhere at any time.

Specifications / スペック

Size&Weight: 297mm (W) × 176mm (D) × 48mm(H), 790g
Built-in Speaker
Stereo line output
Stereo line input
Headphone output
9V DC, 6 AA batteries
Four 8bit wave memory synth engines ( WARP, ATTACK, MORPH, FM )
Powerful voice mode( POLY, MONO, LEGATO, UNISON and ARPEGGIATORS )
Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Hall and Plate Effects
1xLFO( for Pitch&Filter Freq )
128-patch memory
128-waveform memory
64-step Sequencer, 128 patterns, Real-time and step recording, Pattern chain, Metronome
Octave shift
Pitch bend
Swing control
Parameter automation
* Please note that this is as of January 2020 and may change at the time of release. / 2020年1月時点のものでリリース時に変更になる可能性がありますことご了承ください。


SONICWARE Inc. was founded in 2004 in Tokyo, Japan by Yu Endo.

“By constantly striving to invent and advance new instruments, we seek to contribute to the creation of new musical compositions and culture.”

This is the SONICWARE mission.

Launched portable synthesizer ELZ_1 in 2019. Its distinctive sound and concept, easy-to-use UI and quality have been highly evaluated by various media, Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater, Pete Townshend of The Who, BT and many other celebrities."

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