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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

New Beat 2023

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"Nucleus Sound Engine (same as used in the Iliad)
Starts out with a Wavetable on Osc3
Adds Wavefolder or Osc1, then its Sub octave.
Adds Osc2 saw and octave up
Switches to High-Pass filtering and inverted ADSR"

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Nucleus 3 tuned Oscillators

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"Accuracy of the Nucleus/Iliad oscillators after running the auto-tune function"

Monday, January 16, 2023

A Wave Table: Nucleus and Iliad voice

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"A patch using the Chime morphable wavetable.

Can be played on Nucleus or Iliad

Oscillator 3 is digital and has morphable wavetables (amongst other things)
Oscillators 1 and 2 are Analog and add depth and texture to the sound"

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Knobcon 22: Artisan Electronics Iliad Four Voice Or More

video upload by sonicstate

"Based on the Nucelus voice card - 3 osc, 8pole multimode filter, 4 LFOs 4 Envelopes, the Iliad is a four voice poly (expandable up to 16).
Each voice has a single analog, plus two digital Osc with wavefolding and many other modulation points.
Its still in development and we weren't able to hear much of it today. There are demos of the Nucleus available (and you can buy it) on the @Mike @ Artisan channel
The Iliad is going to be built to order (he thinks around 20 units a year).
The four voice base setup will be around $3400 with and extra $400 a voice."

See the Artisan and Knobcon labels below for more.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

New Artisan Electronic Nucleus LFO Demo

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"New variable slope and variable pulse width LFO waveshapes.
And a short description of the unique LFO Delay function"

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Beat Freq Correction

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"You can correct for the ever-increasing beat frequency when you go up the keyboard..a NUCLEUS trick!"

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Introduction to the NUCLEUS

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"Introducing the basic features of the NUCLEUS synthesizer
There is too much for even an 8-minute video, so this is just a "quick" overview.
Please watch the full set of videos to discover the full depth of this synthesizer."

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Artisan Electronic Instruments Nucleus Kickstarter Promo

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

Soon On Kickstarter

$770 Eurorack
$880 Desktop

You can find additonal posts featuring the Nucleus here.

via Artisan Electronic Instruments

"Not Old, Not Borrowed, Not Blue...But New
In this day when it seems like so many are just resurrecting the past, we, at Artisan Electronic Instruments think art and technology have moved forward. And we want to bring something new into the world of synthesis. NUCLEUS is a unique and powerful monophonic Synthesizer that combines the sound design of East and West Coast ideas, blends Analog and Digital technologies, and packs a vast sound palette into an intuitive user aesthetic.

Don’t be fooled by its compact size. The NUCLEUS is anything but a classic remake or just a “more of the same” Synthesizer. There is a lot of sonic synthesis power hidden behind that 60hp panel, an extraordinary amount for such a small instrument.

A Beast Of Raw Sonic Power
Nucleus fills any harmonic space with its complex 3 Oscillator block. Its analog and digital circuits churn out some serious walls of sound. This little machine ROARS!

Oscillator 1 is based on an analog discrete Saw-core circuit providing those classic Saw, Triangle, and variable pulse/PWM waveforms. Tied into it is a modulate-able 4 stage wavefolder for awesome metallic tones. The Sub-Oscillator has its own variable filter producing smooth pounding sine waves or all the way through a rich square.

Oscillator 2 is also a fully discrete analog design with Saw, Variable Pulse/PWM, and PWM with Sub-Octave. But that’s just the start. It also has a selectable 2 or 3 stage Digital Ring Modulator. The DRM combines the waveforms of all three Oscillators for some amazing tones heard nowhere else. If that were not enough, Oscillator 2 can Hard-Sync to a separately controlled digital 4th oscillator. Wait, there's more, when not in Hard Sync, it can be Frequency Modulated by Oscillator 3 through a dedicated VCA controlling the FM depth in real-time.

Oscillator 3 is digital, why? To provide those unique sounds only found in the digital world. It still provides some clean anti-aliased standard shapes, like Sine and PWM but adds a few tricks, such as a variable slope Saw to Triangle wave, an adjustable width Swarm wave, and String tones using the Karplus-Strong physical model. There are ten slots for custom waveforms and a noise source. Oscillator 3 also has a bit-crusher/sample reducer effect to get into some dirty digital color.

And you can modulation just about anything! From pitch, wave-shape, and mix levels and the oscillator “special effects” of sub-shape, hard-sync frequency, FM depth, and bit crusher strength.

Character and More Character
There is so much to NUCLEUS before ever reaching the filter. But that bad boy does not want to be outdone. It is awesome in its own right. First off it offers a unique cascade multi-mode design. The filter runs in 2 pole Low Pass, Bandpass, and High Pass modes, as well as 4 pole versions of each. It’s the Dual-path Regeneration and 8-pole design that really give a unique character to the Bandpass modes, providing variable and modulate-able bandwidth and dual peak resonance. Since the filter can track over a wide range you can “play” these peaks and get a 5-oscillator sound or chord!

The filter has modulation inputs for cutoff, resonance, and filter shape. And after all that, the asymmetrical soft clipping circuits can bring in some much loved “dirt”. Just crank that Overdrive knob. Band Pass Close Up.jpg

Modulation Mania Until You Drop
With all this sonic power, the Artisan NUCLEUS Synthesizer controls it all with an deep and powerful modulation matrix. There are 50+ modulation sources and 30+ destinations that all available simultaneously. An impressive amount for such a compact mono synth. There are 4 six-stage Envelope Generators (delay, attack, hold, decay, sustain, release), with looping, linear, and expo shapes and time and sustain modulation. 3 LFOs provide 9 waveshapes, key-sync, delay, and rate modulation. 2 external CVs and 4 modulation paths from the keyboard to add more real-time modulation control. And now it gets wild. You can take those modulations sources and Add, Multiply, Average, Lag, Quantize, Switch, Sync knobs, contour, and route MIDI CC to create new modulation effects. A modulation engine that has far more on offer than a classic mono synth."

Friday, November 05, 2021

Nucleus Castle

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"Nucleus plays some bells (FM) some re-struck strings and more"

See the Artisan label below for more.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Nucleus Autumn

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

4 channels of Nucleus
- Drums/Toms
- Ride
- Phased Bass
- Re-strike Strings

Monday, October 04, 2021

Nucleus Filter

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"Demo of the Nucleus 8-pole multimode dual peak filter
It's a Loooong one, so be patient, please :)"

See the Artisan Electronic Instruments label below for more.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Nucleus Oscillator 3

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"Demo of the third and only digital oscillator in the Nucleus... and it has a few tricks up its sleeve."

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Artisan Nucleus Filter Tracking

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

"the Nucleus Filter can track, -100 to +200% and can act as a 4th oscillator over a5 octave range"

See the Artisan Electronic Instruments label below for more.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Artisan Electronics Nucleus Oscillator 2

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

Update: video re-uploaded for those that missed it.

"Analog Saw Core Oscillator with many tricks.. PWM, Sub Octave, FM, XOR, and Hard Sync"

Follow-up to this post.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

New Artisan Electronics Nucleus - Analog Hybrid Desktop Synth w/ FX In the Works

You might remember Artisan Electronics from Knobcon 2016. Their latest synth is the Nucleus. It's a new mono and 4-voice synth for #NAMM2021. Note the above is only a render of course. Below are two demos of the prototype followed by pics and details. Don't miss the keyboard version.

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

Basic 3 Osc+Sub and 24db Filter sound.

Nucleus Oscillator 1

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

Starts with left channel audio only.

"Intro to Oscialltor One: Nucleus
Analog Saw Core with PWM, Folding, and Sub."

Pictured here is the desktop prototype followed by renders of the keyboard version, and a couple of the circuit board for those interested.

Details on the upcoming synth follow via Artisan Electronics:

The next step in voice architecture
Osc 1: Analog Saw Core with Wave-folding & PWM
Sub Osc 1 with its own Low Pass VCF
Osc 2: AnalogSaw Core with PWM, Sync and and FM
Osc 3: Digital wavetable + Noise Source
4 input Digital Ring Modulator
8 Pole Multi-Mode Dual Peak Filter
VCA with soft and hard clipping distortion
4 ADAHSR Envelopes with variable shape
3 LFO with key-sync and delay
Modulation Adders, multipliers, lag, contouring....
Full MIDI interface
User selectable CV In and Out
100 user patches and built-in standard patches

Bright OLED graphic display
​Shows the details of whatever knob moved or button pressed
Quick access to Save and Load patches
Quick Access to the Modifiers
Setup MIDI. SYSEX, Poly Modes

Combine and shape normal modulation sources to create new ones
​Add, Average, Multiply, Invert
Min/Max, Quantify,Limit, Switch
Lag and Shape Contouring
Link knobs and route CC to parameters​


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