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Showing posts with label Melbourne Instruments. Show all posts

Friday, January 26, 2024

#NAMM 2024: Melbourne Instruments NINA

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"We get a tour of NINA, a 12-voice polyphonic hybrid analog synth with motorized faders and a host of other features.

To find out more, please visit

'"NINA is the world’s first fully motorized analog synthesizer. Synth players have dreamt of this feature for decades, and now it’s finally available. Instantly recall your presets and layers, see exactly how the sound was created, or pick up from where you were last working.'"

Update: and one from Sonicstate:

NAMM 2024 - Melbourne Instruments - Nina Updates

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"At NAMM 2024, we hooked up with Ian from Melbourne Instruments who introduced us to some updates recently bestowed upon on their synthesizer, Nina. Ian told us that they have added some fun features to the firmware, including scopes that display waveforms and an XY mode for visualizing stereo phase alignment. The biggest update, however, is the ability to modulate the morph between two sounds using the modulation matrix. Each of the 12 voices on the Nina can now individually control the morph through the modulation matrix, allowing for evolving and breathing sounds as you play.

Feedback for the Nina has been positive, with increasing popularity and favorable reviews. Melbourne Instruments has been listening to customer feedback and plans to release regular firmware updates, incorporating requested features.

Nina Price 3,599 USD"

Thursday, December 28, 2023

ESK - Sound Morphing with Nina

video upload by Metunar

"5 short morphing demos with the Melbourne Instruments Nina synthesizer.
No external effects. Sequences are from the internal Sequencer."

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Melbourne Instruments NINA Gets Even Better! - v1.4 New Features (Demo w Osmose)

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"Melbourne Instruments just released their V1.4 Firmware for the NINA synth with some cool new features including the ability to modulate the Morph function - paired with MPE on the Expressive E Osmose it's a pretty powerful combo!"

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Dogma: Cinematic Synth Improvisation with the Melbourne Instruments NINA + Expressive E Osmose

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"Dogma: another bit of improv with a very cinematic pad on my Melbourne Instruments NINA desktop synth, using an Expressive E Osmose as the controller. Running through light UAD EQ, compression/limiting, and tape sim.

© 2003 Rig Veda Music."

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Melbourne Instruments NINA mit Motorknöpfen - Analog Synthesizer im SequencerTalk Monolog

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"Wir sprechen über #Synthesizer, #Sequencer und Musik.
Wer verwenden Neuigkeiten als Idee, spinnen und „philosophieren“ aber meist die Themen weiter und machen Hands-On und generelle Gespräche über alles zum Thema.
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0:00 Counter
1:00 Einleitung"

Friday, September 15, 2023

NINA 12-Voice Analog Polysynth with Motorized Controls 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆

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"NINA is the world's first fully motorized analog synthesizer, with 12 voices with two VCO's and one digital Wavetable oscillator per voice. New features include being about to modulate the Morph feature (with aftertouch etc) and new Scopes!"

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Melbourne Instruments NINA Demo & Review

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DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

T-1 + NINA

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"T-1 + NINA! T-1 and the incredibly impressive NINA synth from Melbourne Instruments make a perfect duo. With its 12-tone polyphony and multiple layering, NINA offers an unparalleled playing experience. Happy sequencing!"

Monday, May 15, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Melbourne Instruments Nina

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"Melbourne Instruments debut their new flagship synth with brushless-motor based knobs, the Nina."

Melbourne Instruments Nina

Monday, May 08, 2023

Nina Hybrid Polyphonic Synthesizer Module Sound Demo No Talking

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"The Melbourne Instruments Nina is a hybrid synthesizer with an astonishingly wide palette of sounds, from lush ambient tones to thick, in-your-face basses and leads. But, awesome sound aside, it's quite the technological marvel: its fully motorized knob interface allows for instantaneous visual recall of parameter settings when switching presets. Moreover, their haptic response allows for all sorts of unique, interesting behaviors—and the patch morphing capabilities allow you to continuously interpolate between multiple sounds.
This multi-timbral powerhouse must be seen and heard to be believed—and we're sure we'll keep finding new uses for years to come.

Check out Melbourne's Nina in our online store:
Read more about Nina on our blog, Signal:"

Monday, April 17, 2023

NAMM 2023 - (SOUNDS ONLY) NINA from Melbourne Instruments

video upload by sonicstate

"Melbourne Instruments showcased their synthesizer, the 12-voice Nina, at NAMM 2023. and Jim Heywood of Earmonkey Music gave us a delightful exploration of its capabilities.

Nina offers a combination of analogue and digital synthesis, with wave morphing, a four-pole transistor ladder VCF with modulatable resonance, a voice-level filter overdrive and digital wavetable oscillators. Nina's most defining feature, however, are its motorized controls, which are pretty unique. Melbourne Instruments tell us that Nina's encoders are long-lasting and offer the precise feel of analogue pots. The recallable and automatable controls, patch morphing, and powerful mod matrix make Nina an exciting prospect for musicians looking to explore its sonic possibilities.

Nina Price: 3,599 USD"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Friday, April 07, 2023

Melbourne Instruments NINA: Not just a pretty face!

video upload by Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"A walk through the beautiful NINA by Melbourne Instruments"

Thursday, April 06, 2023

NINA synth: dreams come true (review & jam)

video upload by Pete Midi

"Melbourne instruments NINA shows how synthesizers should be built to provide the best of both worlds: the look and feel of a real instrument and the total recall comfort of a software plugin. Thereby NINA defines total recall in the most consequent sense with an approach that makes up a milestone in synthesizer history. The only disadvantage: once you have played with NINA any other synth feels incomplete.

00:00 Intro
01:05 Overview
01:33 Old problem
02:03 Nord solution
02:31 Nord vs. Nina
03:03 Nina experience
05:03 Demo 1
06:03 Demo 2
07:59 Demo 3
08:55 Demo 4
09:50 Multi Layer Jam

Setup: Melbourne instruments NINA recorded via Zoom AMS-44 audio interface on iPad pro running AUM. MIDI: KMM K-Board directly connected to NINA, Multi Layer jam with KORG Nanopad and iPad Mozaic app for sequencing and “meta” morphing of 4 layers"

Monday, April 03, 2023

Unveiling the Incredible: What the Retrokit RK 008 MIDI Recorder Can Do

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"Hey, what's that guy doing playing those synths with a calculator? Oh whoops—well, you'd be forgiven for mistaking the Retrokits RK-008 for the common calculation machine...but in actuality, it's a powerful MIDI recorder/looper/sequencer. And in fact, it can easily be the brain of even the most massive of setups.

Capable of recording and looping any sort of MIDI data on any MIDI channel, the RK-008 is an unassuming way to take control of your entire studio. Sequence your synths or drum machines, or take hands-on control of your DAW! It's the perfect bridge between your favorite controller and any other MIDI-capable device.

RK-008 is available here:
Read the review on our blog, Signal:"

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Motorized synth knobs: Gimmick or Gamechanger? // NINA by Melbourne Instruments Review and tutorial

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"Want to play sounds from this synth at home? Check out multisampled patches, available on my Patreon, along my book packed with electronic music ideas, tips and insights:

0:00 Intro
1:35 The knobs
5:10 The synth
6:20 Workflow
7:30 Build & I/O
8:30 Morph
11:45 Layers
12:10 Drum synth?
13:15 Multi synth
15:30 VCOs
16:10 Sub osc
16:30 Osc sync
16:50 Wavetable
18:30 Noise/XOR
19:20 Drive
19:35 Filter
21:15 Pan/Spin
22:50 Effects
25:05 Mod matrix
29:00 Arp
29:35 Sequencer
30:45 Unison
31:40 Settings
32:10 Pros & cons
35:30 Outro
35:55 Twenty-five presets"

See the Melbourne label below for more.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

SynthPlex 2022 - NINA Motorized Synth Updates

video upload by sonicstate

"The motorized morphing 12 voice synth from Melbourne Instruments was arguably the synth of the NAMM show this year, the whole motorized knobs and morphing presets, really seemed to catch the imagination. Since then, they've been working hard to get the preproduction models ready and start shipping the first models in December this year.

So Dan and the team has done a lot of work. Nina can be ordered on their website at

price has been fixed at $3500 US"

See the Melbourne Instruments label below for addtional posts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Nina Synth by Melbourne Instruments Sound Demo #4 '2010' patch #shorts

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Nina Synth by Melbourne Instruments Sound Demo #3 'Tasmanian Devil' patch #shorts

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Monday, July 04, 2022

Nina Synth by Melbourne Instruments Sound Demo #2 'Ferocious' patch #shorts

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Nina Synth Sneak Peek 1-Minute Sound Demo with 'D6' patch #shorts

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See the Melbourne Instruments label below for more.

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