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Showing posts with label Soulsby Synthesizers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soulsby Synthesizers. Show all posts

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #129: Soulsby Atmegatron - Song 1


video upload by Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Atmegatron. It is a monophonic 8-bit synthesizer based on an Atmel 328P processor. The open source concept allows to install alternative firmware versions that increases the sound possibilities. This song used the alternative firmware Strings.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Atmegatron - Zoom MS-70CDR - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Friday, March 25, 2022

Elektor Labs J2B 9bit synthesizer midi / Soulsby Atmegatron clone

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video upload by Elektor TV

Elektor J2B Synthesizer First Demo of Prototype from 2014.

"This video shows Elektor's J2B Synthesizer prototype running a soft synthesizer engine ported from the ATmegatron by Soulsby. Listen carefully to the sounds produced by this beast and admire the way you can control it. LPC1347 rulez the waves :-)"



via this auction

"This is a port of the Soulsby Atmegatron 8-bit monophonic synthesizer to the Elektor J2B LPC1343 ARM Cortex-M3 board. The original Atmegatron is based on an 8-bit, 32 KB flash memory ATmega328 and the firmware is available as an open source Arduino sketch. The J2B board has a 32-bit LPC1343 ARM Cortex-M3 processor with 32 KB flash memory.

The Atmegatron has two rotary encoders, eight potentiometers and a pushbutton. Two potentiometers are for volume and bass boost, the others control the synthesizer itself. The J2B board can have up to nine rotary encoders, or eight plus a pushbutton.

The Atmegatron uses a bunch of bi-color LEDs to interface with the user. The J2B can have an LCD.

The Atmegatron uses PWM to produce its sound, the J2B has excellent PWM capabilities.

Based on the previous observations, porting the Atmegatron to the J2B should not be a huge task, which is why I started doing it. The most daunting task was to replace the analog potentiometers by rotary encoders while keeping the same feel.
Two rotary encoders replicate the Atmegatron encoders, six others simulate the potentiometers. The bi-color LEDs are replaced by a 2x16 LCD, but I added two bi-color LEDs to indicate the red/green modes of the synthesizer.

A cool thing of the J2B is its built-in USB capabilities making it possible to update the firmware from any Windows PC simply by copying a file to the board which is seen as an external drive. No programmer needed at all.

PWM capabilities of the LPC1343 are a bit better than those of the ATmega328, which allowed me to increase the sample frequency and gain a bit, making it a 9-bit synthesizer. So, in theory, the sound quality of the J2B synth should be a little better than the Atmegatron."

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Soulsby Atmegatron 8 Bit Synth

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

SUPERBOOTH 2021 // SOULSBY SYNTHESIZERS ATMULTITRON + ATMEGATRON II w Expander // DEMO // No Talking


video upload by LESINDES

"Paul SOULSBY is introducing his SYNTHESIZERS ATMULTITRON + ATMEGATRON II w Expander on SUPERBOOTH 2021. ATMULTITRON features a polyphonic and multitimbral 8 bit sample player engine with analog VCA nd VCF and FX. ATMEGATRON II 2 voice 8 bit sample player engine + optional Expander unit."

Monday, September 20, 2021

SUPERBOOTH 2021 // SOULSBY SYNTHESIZERS ATMULTITRON + ATMEGATRON II w Expander // INTRODUCTION


video upload by LESINDES

Saturday, September 18, 2021

SUPERBOOTH 2021: Soulsby Atmultitron Updates and More


video upload by sonicstate

"The Atmultitron from Soulsby has been in development in for a number of years now, however it is almost at the end of the development cycle and Paul was on hand to give us the run down. The Atmultitron is the big daddy of 8-bit synthesizers, 8 synth engines, analogue filters and VCAs with CV i/o and more."

Additional Atmultitron posts

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Soulsby Synths and gwEm drink tea


video upload by gwEm’s gwEmbassy

Skip points:
0:00 Introduction
0:38 The beginning
4:52 Analogue vs digital
7:16 Trademark
12:04 The MSX
13:06 Collecting and programming synths
14:56 Arduino prototype
16:14 Atmegatron vs chiptune community
18:23 Bass boost
19:07 Famous users
19:43 The interface
24:16 Sales
24:38 Juggling with freelance work
25:08 CAD
26:04 Behringer
32:42 Roland
35:15 Cool modern synths
36:45 Eurorack - the real innovators
38:00 Developing a flagship keyboard synth
39:15 Atmegatron 2
41:45 Atmultitron
42:18 Eurorack versions
43:11 The next era (FPGA?)
45:56 Superbooth and release date
46:35 Outro

Friday, April 30, 2021

SOULSBY ATMEGATRON ODYTRON 8 BIT SYNTH w/ Overlays & Extras

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"The Atmegatron is a revolutionary synthesizer that takes classic 80s Chiptune sounds and adds powerful new features.

Musicians will love it because it is quick and easy to create and manipulate amazing sounds. The Atmegatron can do everything from bright square wave leads, to dirty basses, to wild sci-fi effects.
Programmers will love it because it is built on the Arduino platform and the software is open source. This allows programmers to change or add new features and upload them to the Atmegatron.

Features
8-bit monophonic MIDI synthesizer
Unique Wavetable PWM Synthesis audio engine.
Quick and intuitive controls, no complex menu systems
Stylish white aluminium case with walnut side panels
Many features controllable by MIDI:
mod & pitch wheels, filters, portamento and more
16 preset sounds that can be overwritten with your own patches
Program
Huge selection of waveforms and filters
Upload your own waveforms using the included Atmegatron Librarian software
LFO and 2 envelopes
Powerful synthesis features that takes Chiptune beyond 80s computer sounds
Advanced arpeggiator sequencer
Unique ‘wave crusher’ effect
Analogue bass boost for warm bass sounds
Hack
FTDI Upload Cable included.

Thursday, February 04, 2021

SOULSBY ATMEGATRON

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via this auction

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Digital Jam : TR-707, TB-3, VL-Tone and Atmegatron


gwEm’s gwEmbassy

"I thought I'd try a 100% digital jam to see how that would work out.

Gear used:
Roland SBX-1
Korg SQ1
Soulsby Synths Atmegatron
Roland TR-707
Zoom MS-50G
Casio VL-Tone
Roland TB-3
Alesis Nano Compressor
Zoom RFX-300"

Sunday, September 06, 2020

8-Bit ARP Odyssey?? An exploration of the Soulsby Odytron


Oscillator Sink

"The Soulsby Atmegatron is a synth I have woefully neglected as of late, so in an attempt to reignite my enjoyment of this little 8-bit friend, I flashed it with an alternative firmware transforming it into the Odytron.

The Odytron is a true 8-bit emulation of the iconic ARP Odyssey... which sounds like an idea that bridges madness and genius! In this video we take a relaxed sonic stroll through the synth's features and go on to build a few patches to see if it captures the soul of its analogue inspiration within its 8-bit digital heart!

Here are the songs I mentioned in the intro:"



Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Sink's Theme
Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Dungera's Theme
Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Seavari's Theme
Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Aireo's Theme

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Soulsby Synth - Atmegatron SN ATM-13-01-0035 with Overlays

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via this auction

"Soulsby Atmegatron 8-bit Synthesizer with all six overlays.

'The Atmegatron is a revolutionary synthesizer that takes classic 80s Chiptune sounds and adds powerful new features. Musicians will love it because it is quick and easy to create and manipulate amazing sounds. The Atmegatron can do everything from bright square wave leads, to dirty basses, to wild sci-fi effects. Programmers will love it because it is built on the Arduino platform and the software is open source. This allows programmers to change or add new features and upload them to the Atmegatron.' "

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Soulsby Atmegatron (Pete Fowler Edition) 2017 Pink

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via this auction

"8-bit digital synth that can be programmed with several different synth engines... In addition to the synth there are overlays for each synth engine, which are easily uploaded to the synth via the included programming cable... You can switch between the engines as you choose on your own using the provided cable and your computer. (My favorites are the Atmegadrums and Odytron.)"


See the demo posted here.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Modular Synthesis with Richard Nicol and Paul Soulsby


Published on Apr 7, 2020 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard talks to Soulsby Synthesizers Director Paul Soulsby. Join in on the discussion as we talk about his journey into 8-bit synthesis while mostly failing at producing a live YouTube stream. Feel free to ask questions in the live chat or just hang out."

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Soulsby Odytron limited edition Atmegatron 8-bit synth SN 065 of 150

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"Soulsby Odytron limited edition Atmegatron 8-bit synth - Complete and Pristine!. Comes with power, programmer cable, overlays, quickstart guide and manual. Super clean and in perfect working order.

The Odytron is a limited edition Atmegatron, pre-loaded with the brand new Odytron software and factory presets, as well as having unique Odytron paintwork. Only 150 units have been manufactured (see photos - this is unit 65 of 150).

The Odytron software simulates the specification of a classic analogue synth but in an 8-bit environment. The result is a fascinating combination of analogue warmth and 8-bit grit. Features include: 2 independent oscillators (duophonic), 2 filter algorithms + bypass, 2 envelopes, LFO, ring mod, wave sync and numerous modulation methods.Despite the sound being radically different to the original Atmegatron software, the Odytron is 100% Atmegatron compatible and comes bundled with 3 overlays and a programmer cable. This means that it is essentially 4 synths for the price of one. The overlays for the alternative synth engines are: Atmegatron (the classic software), Atmegadrum (drum machine) & Delayertron (delay effects synth)."

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Soulsby Atmegatron (Odytron Special Edition) SN 075 of 150

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via this auction

"Special Odytron Edition of the Atmegatron in near perfect condition. Comes with power supply, programming cable, original box, and 6 overlays for the different softwares that can be loaded in it."

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Creating a synthesiser ecosystem with Soulsby Synths // Superbooth 2019


Published on May 28, 2019 DivKidVideo

"The whole family is coming together in the new ATX system from Soulsby Synths. There's the existing Eurorack Oscitron (demo video below) and Oscidrum (alt. firmware) but the new Atmegatron, Atmultitron and new expanders are all coming together for future release. Blending 8 bit "dirty lo fi" filters and polyphonic analogue filter expanders in Eurorack there's a potentially large system of Soulsby goods on the way!"

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Superbooth 2019 - Soulsby Synthesizers


Published on May 13, 2019 Hank Astral

"Paul Soulsby takes us through the new ATX range:
ATMULTITRON - 8 part-multitimbral synth with MIDI clip playback and a lot more
ATMEGATRON - sequel to the popular arduino based synth"

Monday, May 13, 2019

Superbooth 2019: Latest Soulsby ATX News


Published on May 13, 2019 sonicstate

Friday, May 03, 2019

Soulsby Synthesizers Superbooth 2019 Announcement


via Soulsby Synthesizers

"Not long now! The biggest synthesizer event of the year is nearly here. We'll have all the ATX range on show. The Atmultitron, The Atmegatron II and introducing the ATX Modular range.

So here's all the details:

9th-11th May
FEZ-Berlin, Stra├če zum FEZ 2 in 12459 Berlin
Trade visitors daily from 10:00 am to 11:59 pm / Saturday also Education Ticket holders from 10:00 am to 11:59 pm Regular visitors daily from 1:00 pm to 11:59 pm.
Booth E155 - in the middle of the main entrance hall.

Buy tickets here.

See you there!"
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