MATRIXSYNTH: new synths in 2019

Showing posts with label new synths in 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new synths in 2019. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Behringer Introduces the CAT Synthesizer & New Colours for the TD-3

Published on Dec 31, 2019 BEHRINGER


Analog synthesizer with dual VCO design
Reproduction of original “CAT SRM II” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
Analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
4 variable and simultaneous oscillator shapes (Sawtooth, Triangle, modulated Pulse and Sub
Octave Square)
Paraphonic mode allows both oscillators to be independently controlled
Oscillators can be modulated from 6 different sources with 2 modulation depth attenuators
Classic filter design (high pass/low pass with peak/resonance) with self-resonance capability
Filter can be modulated from 6 different sources with 2 modulation depth attenuators
Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
2 analog Envelope Generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
White noise generator
16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
Complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
Audio input for processing external sound sources for enhanced creativity
External control inputs and outputs (High Note CV, Low Note CV, Gate, Filter etc.)
USB/MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
3-Year Warranty Program

Published on Dec 31, 2019 BEHRINGER

"Thanks to Benny Feenell for the ending track made on TD-3 check it out here:"

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Mooer Audio GE 300 Amp Modeling Synth

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

Never seen one of these before. Some notes on the Synth enginge below.

"The GE300 from MOOER is the flagship multi-effect instrument processor. By combining the well-received Micro Preamp series, TONE CAPTURE instrument matching technology, tri-voice polyphonic synthesizer module, and a wide-range of guitar effects and tools, the GE300 embellishes every single motive for creation from your mind with nuanced details.

The GE300 contains dual-DSP processors delivering the fastidious detailed characterizes of every delay, reverb, modulation or amp model inside. Thanks to the intuitive and simple UI, controls, and connection ports, the GE300 is an all-in-one working station for musicians whether in a live situation, at home, or in the studio.


With the synth module, your instrument will be transformed into an electronic synthesizer without the need for special pickups or instrument modifications, allowing you to spark your creativity with more possibilities.

As you can see from the diagram, the SYNTH ENGINE has 3 independent voices with their own parameters for waveform, pitch, attack, level, filter and arpeggiator. The signal path from the instrument input is split and routed directly to the front of each synth voice so they remain completely parallel and independent from one another. The thru dry signal can also be mixed parallel to the entire synth effect block, so you can opt for synth only or mix it with your guitar signal..."

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Studio Electronics MIDIMini V30

Studio Electronics Midimini V30 Demo With Patches [No Talking] Published on Dec 24, 2019 VCO USA

Note this post has been updated a few times. Original post below.

"A collection of 10 patches w/ Preset Templates for the Minimini V30. Time stamps below for the specific patch and the patch sheets appear at the last 10 seconds of each clip.

0:03 - The Impossible Drum 'Kit'
1:48 - Aggro Bass
2:35 - FM Sync Lead
3:48 - Screamin' Triangles
5:11 - Filter FM Shark Bass
6:26 - 4th Wobble Bass
7:58 - Bigger Than Yours Bass
9:00 - Classic Sync
9:51 - Pluck You (Arp)
10:57 - Dreamy Drone Chord

You can download the patch sheets here"

"30 years later and here we are... glorious sound makes that possible. All honor and praise to the geniuses at R. A. Moog Co, especially Bill Hemsath, and Mr. Moog himself, a person with whom I (MSR) shared a lunch space at NAMM in the 1990s—it's something folks.

Some internal patching on "Registered Pulses", "Voo R U", and "1st Midimini V30", not that I can remember what went where. No FX however, (with the exception of a wet channel on Rach of Ages 2), no compression, limiting, only a touch of some spot normalizing on several tracks. Essentially raw and un-pestered, synth and factory direct honesty—still such a lonely word.

Oh yes, and I created a few stereo tracks from multiple takes; who could resist? I'm sure you can spot them.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas,
Marc St Regis 12/24/19"

Details via Studio Electronics:

MIDIMINI V30 - $2999

"Many can recall dialing up Midim-g/Midimini patches that fit a song so perfectly that they inspired even greater creativity; shapely, sometimes sinuous sounds whose essense called out to you; emotive sounds you never wanted to change; sounds you lovingly tracked, notated and revered; sounds as vital as the lyrics or lead vocal—that solid, insistent, articulate bounce, bravado, and twangy bang. Was there another sensible, MIDI-driven rackmount choice for immaculate synth-bass and lead lines?

November 2019 brings the SE Midimini V30 to the table, and nothing has been lost in the translation of this end-of-decade Analog essential. A raft of brand-new hardware features, extensive software sweetening, and modular connections open the window even wider to an already stunning Analog view.

It's highlight time again:

Through-hole build: Every. Single. PC board.
Classic 4-pole, 24 db/oct, voltage-controlled Lowpass Ladder Filter, with voltage-controlled Cutoff.
Semi-Modular Mini: Standard issue CV & Gate, and # OutsToOuts-friendly patchability of voltage, amplifier, and key tonal mastering tap points (1/8" Eurorack Connections).
Classic Midimini Cross Mod and Boomstar-perfected Ring Mod.
Amp Drive: Boomstar Modular AMP saturation and overdrive imported into 'V30 world.
Output Feedback loop and gain control—the old Low Output to External Input hack—hardwired and fine-tuned—interacts expressivley with Amp Drive.
MIDI-syncable, AFM*-capable, multi-waveform LFO, routable to VCF and VCO.
LFO Out patch point for deep modulation or oscillation creation.
LFO Gate (LFO pulse of VCF/VCA) from the SE-02.
OSC 1 Triangle Wave to amplifier (bypasses VCF) for high Resonance setting/low frequency compensation.
Sweepable OSC Oscillator 2 to Oscillator 1 Sync.
Handy Boomstar Drone feature.
Envelope 2 Master Mode: ENV2 (VCA) assumes control of Filter (VCF) Envelope.
Expressive Linear and Exponential Glide.
Front Panel-mounted External Audio input with level control.
Independent Release control of Filter and Amplifier.
Boomstar MIDI Learn feature for MIDI, Aftertouch and Modwheel.
Low/Last/High Note Priority, Env 1 inverting, VCF/VCA dynamics, and VCF Envelope Multi-trigger."

Click the images for the full size shots. Had to shrink them down a bit to format the page.

Original post:

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child, via Studio Electronics Instagram feed.

The MIDIMini as you all likely know is Studio Electronics rackmount Minimoog. They originally converted vintage Minimoogs to the MIDIMoog and then followed with their own designed MIDIMini. You can find pics of a MIDIMoog here and an original MIDIMini here.

Monday, December 23, 2019

New Mini Roland System 700 LAB Eurorack Clone by OMNiSYN

[000] OMNiSYN System 700 LAB Demo Published on Dec 21, 2019

"Clone of the Roland System 700 LAB"

This one was sent in by John L Rice.

OMNiSYN is a new maker as well. No additional info at the moment. It does look appear to be 3U eurorack of course.

You can spot three 702F oscillator modules on the far left for each row. A 703M Filter on the top and bottom rows, 705B dual ADSR envelop in the middle row, a Mixer in the middle row, and a few other modules.

Update via OMNiSYN in the comments:

"All modules (bar the 717 sequencer) are prototyped - prices would be comparable to to other manufacturers, but these are all dependent on availability of parts (some are custom and long lead time). Some videos on the full Roland System 700 clone are coming soon - stay tuned."

"All modules are 3U/12HP or 3U/18HP, case is 9U/60HP with 1A PSU and expansion port built in. All signals are brought to the front panels as was true in some of the original modules. Some modules have been expanded as in the mixer is now 2x 3 input and most modules use NOS original components. Hope this helps."

The original Roland System 700 Lab came with the following so this seems to match: 3 VCOs, 1 VCF, 1 VCA, 1 LFO, 2 ADSR EG, Noise (white & pink), Ring Mod, S/H and a Mixer.

Below is an image of one from the RL Music website. Apparently the signal path was normalized so you could play it minus cables like an ARP 2600. I'm guessing the OMNiSYN eurorack version consists of independent modules and is not normalized.

"This is a very powerful 3 oscillator normalised system with 1/4 inch jack In/Out for expanded sound creation possibilities and is based entirely on the system architecture of the full System 700."

Friday, December 20, 2019

Introducing the Blind Monk Instruments Navigator - Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

Published on Dec 20, 2019 Blind Monk Music

"Introducing the Navigator, a polyphonic analog synthesizer an affordable analog synthesizer with tons of modulation capabilities, unique sounds, sequencer, chord memory, automation, automatic sequence generator, and more."

Navigator Features

Published on Dec 20, 2019 Blind Monk Music

"Going through some of the features of the Blind Monk Instruments Navigator"

"Navigator is polyphonic analog synth with a great sound and tons of modulation capabilities.

Each voice has:
2 Oscillators + Sub Oscillator + Ring Modulator
3 LFOs
2 ADSR envelops
2 pole fully resonant low pass filter
saw, pulse, and ring modulator wave shapes

64 step sequencer
chord memory mode
artificially intelligent sequence generator
oscillator shape control for double saw tooth, pulse wave, and ring modulation
unique ring modulator timbre control

Polyphonic, Duophonic, Unison, and Mono modes
150 patch storage locations
10 sequencer / chord memory storage locations
10 different sequence generator algorithms

sequencer automation control for all main menu functions
dozens of modulation destinations
millions of possible sounds

capable of loading different sounds for each of the four voices
full of cross modulation capabilities
square, triangle, saw, ramp, sample + hold, unique quad sine LFO shapes

unique architechure
With all other DCO synthesizers, each voice is locked to the same master frequency. In the Navigator, each voice has an independent frequency. This allows for stability while also creating a natural analog sound and phasing between oscillators.

velocity control of the filter envelope, the attack, and glide for greater performance control
LFO one can be synced between all voices or free running as well as synced via MIDI
Sequencer MIDI sync
MIDI control over all parameters"

Monday, December 16, 2019

Playing live with nuclear instruments and unknown synths

Published on Dec 16, 2019 HAINBACH

Some new gear in the second half of the video includes the Herbs and Stones Liquid Foam and the Neon Egg Planetarium (demos below).

"In which I play an improvised live show with a setup that is new and barely rehearsed.

Usually when I play live, I like to work with the setup I have had for the past three years. In fact, the reason for this channel was that I needed an audience to get better at improvising on my instruments, the camera became an important tool to get good it. But after five weeks of doing art projects, theatre soundtracks and live performances I was burned out. So I decided to play myself a little bit - I choose a completely new setup. Only the Plumbutter was with me on stage before, the rest, including FX and mixer, are studio pieces. Some, such as the Boxcar I had never used in that function before, and one synth had just arrived that day. I did not even know if I could safely travel with the nuclear instrumentation modular rack, without it breaking. The excitement of trying something new helped break the block I felt and I had a good time at the show.

You can find the full audio here:"

Check out more of HAINBACH's experimental lab and test equipment in previous posts here.

Herbs and Stones Liquid Foam - patch from scratch

Published on Dec 5, 2019 Gianluca Herbertson

"A quick jam with Liquid Foam, showing some of its patching possibilities."

2X Liquid Foam jam

Published on Aug 7, 2019 Gianluca Herbertson

"Quick jam with two Liquid Foam prototypes on a hot and cloudy summer afternoon"

Neon Egg Planetarium - Sidechain Compressor, Reverb, Delay, Chorus

Published on Feb 8, 2019 NEON EGG

"This is the Planetarium from Neon Egg.

It's a stereo reverb and chorus, running into a delay (with stereo modulation) which then runs into a compressor (with external sidechain).

Create beautiful tapey wobbly reverb tails from any instrument, then sidechain it live to a drummer (or anything else) without needing a computer or click track."

Neon Egg Planetarium - In Depth Video

Published on Jun 29, 2019 NEON EGG

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Peeps Music Box / Handmade synthesizer.

Published on Dec 15, 2019 suis-je fou

Like a little mini wooden Buchla Music Easel. Also see the PEEPS / Handmade synthesizer.

The Peeps Music Box (Full turorial)

Published on Dec 15, 2019 suis-je fou

"The Peeps Music Box is a battery powered digital handmade synthesizer.

It’s a micro version of the «Buchla Music Easel», one of the best synthesizer ever made, designed by Don Buchla in 1972.

Some features were deleted but others were added. It is not a modular synthesizer like the original Buchla, but all the switch buttons act like pre-patched possibilities that I felt like the most interesting patchs to use with the original Music Easel.

The Peeps Music Box have all these functions :
(* features added)

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Introducing the BOSS SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer

Published on Dec 5, 2019 BOSSchannel


The SY-1000 is a breakthrough creation machine that transforms your guitar or bass rig with limitless sound design options. This powerhouse music tool opens a bold new chapter in the legacy of BOSS guitar synth innovation with latest software and hardware advancements.

Backed by a cutting-edge sound engine, high-octane DSP, and evolved GK technology, the SY-1000 delivers the finest performance and most organic playing experience to date.

Three simultaneous instruments and premium processing let you craft any sound you can imagine—intense analog-style leads, warm pads, moving synth textures, modeled electric and acoustic tones, or all at once.

Sonically vast and deeply expressive, the SY-1000 is an infinite well of inspiration, energizing your musical vision with endless possibilities.

In this video, all sounds except the drum are made with the SY-1000, please kindly check the performance with SY-1000 by Alex Hutchings for guitar and Bill Banwell for bass."

Next-Generation GK Synthesizer and Instrument Modeling
Processor for Guitar and Bass

Los Angeles, California, December 5, 2019 — BOSS introduces the SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer, an advanced synthesizer and modeling processor for guitar and bass. Opening a bold new chapter in BOSS guitar synth innovation, the SY-1000 features a newly developed Dynamic Synth and refreshed versions of historic BOSS/Roland instrument modeling and synthesizer technologies. Backed by a cutting-edge sound engine, high-speed DSP, and evolved GK technology, the SY-1000 delivers the finest performance and most organic playing experience yet.

BOSS and its parent company, Roland, have been at the forefront of guitar synthesizer development since 1977, when the landmark GR-500 first introduced guitar synthesis to the world. The SY-1000 is the most powerful guitar/bass synth processor to date, fusing decades of R&D with the latest software and hardware advancements. Leveraging custom DSP and GK independent string processing, the SY-1000 brings numerous musical advantages to players, including ultra-articulate tracking, lightning-fast response, instantly variable tuning, sound panning/layering, and more.

SY-1000 users can build patches with three simultaneous instruments—each with a number of distinctive types to choose from—and combine them for an endless range of sounds. Fed by the processor’s 13-pin GK input, every instrument offers an extensive set of parameters for tone shaping, mixing, and tuning. A normal ¼-inch input is also available to blend in regular guitar/bass pickup sounds.

Deep and expressive, the SY-1000’s Dynamic Synth takes guitar synthesis to a new level, allowing players to craft sounds never before possible. Ten oscillator waveforms are available, plus six filter types, amplifier control, two LFOs, and two 16-part step sequencers for automating pitch, filter, and amplitude parameters. Optimum performance is realized with the GK input, but it’s also possible to play the Dynamic Synth via the normal guitar/bass input.

Complementing the Dynamic Synth are two additional synth instruments. OSC Synth is an analog-style engine with numerous filter options and full ADSR control. Also included is a faithful sonic recreation of the GR-300, Roland’s legendary analog guitar synth from the early 1980s.

The SY-1000’s instrument models include a large selection of classic electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, each with independent tuning, EQ, virtual amp settings, and more. There’s also a unique VIO Guitar instrument that emulates bowed tones, and a Poly FX instrument that produces rich voices with high-res definition.

The SY-1000’s effects and user interface are derived from BOSS’s flagship GT-1000 multi-effects. A large LCD and hands-on knobs enable free-flowing sound creation, and users can customize eight onboard footswitches to operate nearly any function. Deep external control is supported as well. Main and Sub stereo outputs include independent EQs, and there's also an effects loop for integrating external gear.

Dedicated power-up modes optimize the SY-1000 for guitar or bass operation. For full access to all synth and modeling features, a Roland GK-compatible pickup and 13-pin cable are required. User-installable options include the GK-3 Divided Pickup, which is compatible with most standard electric guitars, and the GK-3B Divided Bass Pickup, which works with most 4-, 5-, and 6-string electric basses. GK Ready instruments are also available from many different manufacturers.

Availability & Pricing
The BOSS SY-1000 will be available in January 2020, for $999.99."

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Waldorf Announces 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Quantum Shadow - 30 Units Only

And it sold out.

There is a chance some dealers have them. Via Waldorf:

"Ask your Waldorf dealer or check our Webshop to be among the owners of a future collectors item. Delivery while stocks last."


"30th anniversary limited edition 30 units only - SOLD OUT

(Shipping only to Europe)

Quantum combines the raw power of a classic digital & analog hybrid synthesiser, with futuristic sounds that are only possible with today’s software synthesisers.

Its 3 Oscillators offer four synthesis algorithms each:

Waldorf-style Wavetables with the latest additions from Nave, including speech synthesis and wavetable generation from audio
Classic Synthesizer Waveforms with multiple waves for an ultra fat sounds right out of the oscillators
Granular Sampler with multi sampling plus traditional sampling mode
Resonator for virtual sound sculpting"

Monday, November 25, 2019

Introducing Orba by Artiphon – An instrument designed for your hands

Published on Nov 25, 2019 Artiphon

Artiphon brought us the INSTRUMENT 1. The Orba is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

"Hold out your hands and meet Orba, a new kind of musical instrument. It’s a tiny synth, looper, and MIDI controller that lets anyone make music immediately. Orba’s minimalist design resembles a cross between a gaming controller and a half a grapefruit, and its feather-touch sensitivity translates gestures from your fingers and hands directly into sound. Orba introduces a new and fun way to make music anywhere, even if you’ve never played an instrument before."

Onboard synth:

"We designed an innovative new synthesizer engine for Orba, with a broad range of synth sounds that work seamlessly with various playing gestures. Orba’s embedded looper means you can layer multiple parts without ever looking at a screen. The built-in speaker lets you make sound immediately (and it’s loud enough for a bit of karaoke). Plug in headphones to play alone or an external amp to play it loud.

The Orba companion app lets you explore even more. Available for Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android, the Orba app will let you access more sounds, presets, loops, and settings. The app is also where you’ll be able to save and edit your loops and songs. And of course, you can share your songs to social media and export to your favorite music-making software to keep building your beats."

No word on how programable the synth engine will be. That will of course determine how much the Orba is more of a controller and performance device vs. full fledged programmable synth.

Eight capacitive-sensing pads for feather-touch control

Accelerometer and gyroscope capture a range of gestures

Center menu button accesses four presets, the looper, and other functions

Onboard synthesizer and built-in speaker offer an immediate playing experience

Connect to the cross-platform Orba app for more sounds, songs, and settings

Use MIDI over Bluetooth or USB to plug into any of your favorite music apps

Use the ⅛” (3.5mm) output to listen on headphones, speakers, and amps

Multicolor LEDs respond to the way you play

Embedded haptics offer vibration feedback

USB Rechargeable battery

Behringer Introduces the POLY D - 4 Voice Paraphonic Polyphonic Minimoog Keyboard Synthesizer

Published on Nov 24, 2019 BEHRINGER

Apparently Behringer is on Amazon now.

Update2: Playlist with three user videos (you can skip around on the top right or bottom left):

Sonic Lab: Behringer Poly D! - sonicstate
Behringer Poly D -solo sonidos / only sounds -
Behringer POLY D - MrFirechild
Behringer POLY D: Review, Tutorial and Patch Ideas // Auto-damp explained - loopop

Update: post updated with larger pics. Click them for the detail.

Note the POLY D is more like a Mono/Poly in how you stack/route the oscillators. There are 4 VCOs, so you can set them to trigger one at a time for 4 voice paraphonic polyphony. Paraphonic in that they share the same filter, envelopes, etc. You can't have a fully separate voice with independent filters, envelopes, etc like on a truly polyphonic synth. This is not a Memormoog or Moon One. That said, it is a step ahead of a standard Minimoog - 4 vs 3 VCOs with the ability to play paraphonically. If it's light enough, you might even be able to kick back on a couch with it. An original Minimoog on the lap would get heavy fast.

Side note: Apparently Behringer is on Amazon now.

Details from Behringer:

"Analog 4-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer with 37 Full-Size Keys, 4 VCOs, Classic Ladder Filter, LFO, BBD Stereo Chorus, Distortion, 32-Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator"

The 1970s spawned the first truly portable analog synthesizer, and while it was quickly adopted by lots of renowned musical artists including Jan Hammer, Chick Corea, Rick Wakeman, Jean-Michel Jarre, Isao Tomita and Keith Emerson to name a few, it was somewhat temperamental and very expensive. An ultra-affordable homage to that iconic synthesizer, with all the features of the original and then some, the Behringer POLY D lets you conjure up virtually any monophonic or polyphonic sound imaginable with incredible finesse and ease. The pure analog signal path is based on authentic VCO, VCF, VCA and ladder filter designs in conjunction with a dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO. Owning a POLY D is like having your own personal time machine, enabling you to freely embrace the past – or shape the future!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

New Analogue Solutions Vostok 2020

"Price is £3200 (GBP) excluding Tax and delivery.

The first batch will be exclusively available direct -

We start shipping December - just in time for Christmas!

Taking the best parts of V2, V3 (Deluxe edition)

- adding some more, and we get V2020!

Sharing the pin matrix concept with Colossus, but with completely different circuits and a whole different sound.
MIDI note sequencer.
MIDI to CV Converter with Velocity CV.
3 Oscillators with Saw, Square, Pulse Width.
Sub Oscillators.
Ring Modulation.
2 VC LFOs with Saw, reverse Saw, Square, Triangle.
CV / Gate step sequencer.
Moving coil signal meter.
Joystick controller.
2 Envelope generators each with repeat feature.
White noise.
Sample and hold.
Unity gain mixer.
Multi-mode VCF.
Pin matrix!
Spring Reverb (3 real springs!)
Rear panel jack patch point.
Optional rack mount.
All analogue voice & modulation circuits


The front panel of Vostok2020 cannot be rotated as you can with Fusebox, creating a ‘flat’ product due to the thickness of the matrix panel and the space taken by the spring reverb tank! This is a vertical only product."

West Coast Synthesis - Demo © Luc Debeck

Published on Nov 24, 2019 Luc Debeck

"A West Coast synthesizer I built myself . All the explanation of the synth can be seen in the video.
Watch the video on a descent pair of head phones or good speakers."

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Expressive E & Haken Audio's Osmose Arrives

Published on Nov 20, 2019 Expressive E

The new controller with EaganMatrix sound engine from Haken Audio and Expressive E first announced here has arrived.

"Osmose embeds Haken Audio’s unique EaganMatrix sound engine: From virtual analog to FM synthesis, physical modeling and everything in between, never has a synth engine provided so much potential for expressive control. Explore an infinite landscape of incredible acoustic and electronic sounds.

Unlock the true potential of your favourite hardware and software synthesizers when you combine them with the amazing expressive capacity of Osmose. Even if your synthesizer does not respond to polyphonic aftertouch or MPE, Osmose can still control it.

Piano Mode
Osmose is perfectly playable as a classic keyboard controller, sending simple velocity messages.

Poly Aftertouch and Global Pitch Bend
Control your synth with Osmose’s Initial Pressure dimension and with polyphonic aftertouch. Every key can also control the global pitch bend of your synth.

Multichannel, MPE, MPE+
Osmose is fully compatible with the major MIDI protocol addition for polyphonic expression. Use MPE+ for the most advanced and accurate response.

Standalone Configuration
Your MIDI configuration can be set up directly from the in-built screen, without the need to connect to a computer."


Discover Osmose
Discover Osmose I Artist play session
Expressive E - Discovering Osmose with J3PO (prototype unit)
Expressive E - Discovering Osmose with Virtual Riot (prototype unit)
Expressive E - Discovering Osmose with Jordan Rudess (prototype unit)
Using Osmose as MIDI controller
Osmose gestures video (played with a prototype)

"Osmose is one of the most expressive synthesizers ever created. It is a complete stand-alone polyphonic synthesizer featuring our patented A.K.A. © mechanism, where the keybed responds polyphonically to pressure, aftertouch and note bend. It features a deep modular sound design engine, containing hundreds of incredible sounds ready to explore right out of the box, and can also be used as an advanced controller for hardware and software synthesizers..."

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

First Pics and Details on Behringer's EDP WASP Deluxe Desktop Synth Priced at 298.99

This one was spotted and sent in via Bill of Ampersand Posture.


"A Stinging Cult Classic Reborn

A faithful reproduction of the cult classic digital-analog hybrid synth, the Behringer Wasp monophonic synth has the bone-rattling lows and searing highs that made its predecessor infamous in esoteric synth circles. True to its name, the Wasp excels at droney, buzzy synth sounds, emanating from its two digital oscillators, distinctive analog VCF with highpass, lowpass, notch, and bandpass modes, noise generator, and a hive full of modulation capabilities. The Wasp can generate three variable oscillator shapes —pulse, ramp, and enhanced mode, with pulse width modulation on OSC1. OSC2 swaps out pulse width control for pitch, so you can dial up warbly, detuned chorus effects, or tune the oscillator to intervals for pseudo-polyphony. A unique LFO with six selectable waveforms and pitch and frequency mod controls and the Wasp's two analog envelope generators open up vast signal manipulation possibilities. Synthesists at Sweetwater are psyched to add this rarified legend to their synth arsenals. Gnarly, aggressive, and completely idiosyncratic, Behringer's Wasp is all the buzz!

Eurorack and Poly Chain Compatible
The Behringer Wasp can be used as a desktop module or integrated into a Eurorack system, with an 80HP footprint, and integrated it into your MIDI setup via 5-pin DIN or USB-MIDI. Featuring Behringer's Poly Chain capability, the Wasp can be combined with multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony. It also includes an external in, so you can shape and mangle guitars, vocals, drum machines, and more with the Wasp's inimitable filters and modulators.

Specs below.

New Cirrus: FM Touch Synth

Published on Nov 19, 2019 otemrellik

"A new synth built with Teensy audio library. Only 4 made."

"Cirrus is an 8 voice digital synthesizer.

Cirrus Features:

8 capacitive touch plates for notes and modulation
8 voice polyphony
Pitch LFO with high frequency mode
Looping envelope for cutoff filter / FM amount
Unison and glide modes
32 step polyphonic sequencer with paramaters per step
USB MIDI for notes, clock and CC control
Pulse in/out for syncing sequencer
Save/Load up to 8 presets


Wednesday, November 06, 2019

ELTA Music SOLAR 50 - 50 Oscillator Hardware Synth In the Works

Pic of the touchpad in orange and black.

Pic of the knob laden panel as in the video above.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Variable Oscillations SNID Synthesizer

Published on Nov 5, 2019 Variable Oscillations

First synth small batch!
More to come
About : 300$
7 units available

Comes with carrying bag, mini patch cables, manual/poster and other electronic components for patch bay.
3.5mm Audio out

CV Gate in/out 0-5V+
5V Micro USB power

Any questions please contact us through Gmail we are just in the process of setting up Etsy

First run of this synth, small-batch! More to come! ;)

User guide sheet with specs below.

Saturday, November 02, 2019

SOUNDMIT 2019 Lilla Midi Expander

Published on Nov 2, 2019 BAMTV

"The Lilla midi expander is currently a prototype/hobby project. It is based on the Teensy 3.6 microcontroller which has powerful features. The code is open source, the machine has an eurorack format but is controlled by midi. Lilla’s controls features 12 rotary encoders and 8 pushbuttons and includes MIDI in, MIDI thru, and stereo out. Via the SD card it can load samples, layered across the keyboard, and those can be changed with pitch and envelopes. It plays back with 8 voice polyphony. It also has effects like distortion, bit crusher and compressor on board.


"Lilla is an open source project for a polyphonic midi expander, based on Teensy 3.6 microcontroller. Lilla includes:


n.1 Teensy 3.6 - overclock 240MHz
n.1 Teensy Audio Adaptor
n.1 flash memory chip W25Q256FV (32Mbyte serial flash memory)
n.3 CD74HC4067 (16-Channel Analog Multiplexer)
n.1 128x160 TFT color display
n.1 HCPL260L (single-channel optocoupler)
n.1 CD4093B (quad 2-Input NAND Schmitt Triggers)

n.12 rotary encoders with pushbutton
n.8 pushbuttons
Teensy program pushbutton
i/o interfaces:

midi in (DIN)
midi thru (DIN)
stereo line output
micro-SD socket

reading files from flash memory: 8
reading files from RAM: 12
Audio files and presets

Lilla uses 44.1kHz 16bit mono .RAW (header-less) audio files, imported from micro-SD card. Lilla can store up to 100 Sounds; a Sound is described by these elements:

an audio file
interval to be played (first sample A - last sample B): from 100 samples to full length
play mode: A -> B, B -> A, loop A -> B, loop A <-> B, loop B -> A, loop B <-> A
fine tune
ADSR parameters
Attack ramp: fast, slow
Audio file is played from flash memory until the interval to be played contains more than 675 samples. Below 675 samples, audio is played from RAM: in this case, an automatic pitch-correction keeps the sound in tune with the standard tuning (middle C: 261.6Hz).

Lilla can store up to 30 setups called Sessions; a Session is a group of up to 8 Instruments; each Instrument is defined by:

a Sound
keyboard span (first key - last key)
keys mode: momentary, hold
In a Session, all 8 Instruments can also be layered on each other.

Additional details at pics at

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


"The SYNTH PRO is the advanced, polyphonic version of the SYNTH II.

All oscillators are discretely structured. So here are for the sound base so no highly integrated chips are used, but proven components that even in Synthesizer 40 years ago produced a great analog sound. If required, the VCOs can be switched over to the particularly stable DCO mode, for example if unfavorable environmental conditions have to be overcome. The provided waveforms can be superimposed and additionally modulated by different sources. VCO2 and VCO3 can be synchronized to the first oscillator. For this purpose, VCO1 and VCO2 can be frequency-modulated with VCO3. In the SYNTH PRO, two filters are used per voice, which can be connected in series or in parallel. The low-pass filter works as a cascade filter with a slope of 24 dB / oct. and uses the popular SSI 2144. Multifilter and VCAs are based on OTA's. Both filters and the VCA's can be modulated by different sources. The LFOs and envelopes are calculated per voice by fast processor. There is also a dedicated chip for the effects section. This can produce not only reverb and echo but also chorus and flanging effects. The built-in sequencer works polyphonically and is available in addition to a monophonic arpeggiator.

* Eight-part analog desktop synthesizer
* Analogue VCOs, switchable to DCO operation
* Sawtooth <> Triangle <> Rectangle / Pulse <> Ringmodulator / Noise can be crossfaded
* Sync and FM in VCO mode
* 3 oscillators, each with sub-OSC
* Analog 24-dB low-pass filter
* Analog 12-dB multi-mode filter with low, high and band-pass characteristics
* 2 analog VCA
* 2 LFOs (sawtooth, rectangle, triangle, random), tempo-syncable, one-shot mode
*3 envelope generators: 2 x ADSR, 1 x ADS (R), each with loop function
* Effects section with reverb, echo, chorus and other effect types
* Fully storable
* Integrated arpeggiator and polyphonic step sequencer
* Send and receive MIDI CC's
* Made in Germany
* Stable metal chassis
* Recommended retail price: 1080 Euro


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