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Custom Designed VCP-OSC Controllers // Eurorack Modular Systems // Analog Synthesizers //
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The goal is to develop a catalog of experimental instruments in order to evolve the electronic music production scene. The project will deliver new ways to interact between digital, analog and the physical environment.

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The first prototype called “Analog Controller MKI” has already been developed. It's an interface with the ability to read voltage values in your DAW. Furthermore it consists of different potentiometers, jacks, faders &  modules that generate voltages in various ways. This also allows you to interface modular synthesizers with your DAW, with 1-3ms of latency and 10 bit resolution (this avoids the MIDI working model that usually troubles the user with constant sync problems, giving 10 times more precision in any control). It works based on the OSC protocol, which enables you to integrate not only DAWs but also video or DMX softwares.

 The prototype overall runs with Ableton (Max for Live) and its able to work with any voltage source (Eurorack modules, 5U modules, Moog modules, sensors, switches, joysticks…) 

Developed in 2018 for MONOM 4D SOUND System at Funkhaus Berlin and supported from september 2018 by Red Bull Music Festival with the largest 4D Sound System ever built in the world, the “Symphonic Sound System”; 84 speakers and 18 subwoofers with 16 inputs controlled by 512 parameters in real time using 27 knobs, 1 joystick, 1 slider, 3 momentary push buttons and 26 switches.

Synthtopia: 
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2018/08/07/new-experimental-electronic-instruments/
Red Bull Music: 
http://berlinfestival.redbullmusic.com/en/events/symphonic-sound-system-myriad-by-oneohtrix-point-never
Resident Advisor:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/42160

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The second prototype, a monotone lead synth, is called “Thundervolt MKI”. It features two oscillators, an Attack-Decay-Release envelope, a special one pole filter and several stages of distortion. The synthesizer is able to create sounds ranging from industrial and percussive sounds to harmonic bells, interplanetary pads and distorted basses - and numerous further electronic moods.

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               Trigger CV IN                Envelope CV OUT
                   VCA CV IN                 Audio OUT
                  Filter CV IN
                       Audio IN

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The third prototype currently on development is an analogue drum designer (drum machine) "Inmhotep MKI" that is equipped with two different voices. One is focusing on the kick drum & tom and the other on hats, snare, claps . Both voices will be available with individual outputs and triggers.

Eurorack modules will cover a range of innovative designs for EGs, VCAs, VCOs, LFOs, VCFs and many more. A few prototypes for the different modules such "Enveloper" are already completed.

Risks and challenges

The risks are close to zero due to he fact that I have the first prototypes models done and tested. I already work with the PCB manufacturing company and they never delayed an order, also I have different distributors for the components.

The circuits are designed keeping in mind simplicity and functionality. I worked near to 10 years in the music industry and I expect to deliver testing products in the next months to some artists I worked for, in order to get the first reviews to improve the last feedback step.

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    Support The Project + Vinyl

    You will support the project and you will receive an album made using only our experimental instruments.
    (2x12" 180g)

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    Enveloper (Eurorack Module)

    You will support the project and you will receive one of our first eurorack modules assembled and tested. "Enveloper" a solid Envelope Generator with attack, decay and release stages including a switch range for percussive or melodic behaviour. With reverse polarity protection.

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    Thundervolt MKI (Analog Synth)

    You wil support the project and you will receive one of our first analog synthesizers.
    Thundervolt MKI features two oscillators, an Attack-Decay-Release envelope, a special one pole filter and several stages of distortion. The synthesizer is able to create sounds ranging from industrial and percussive sounds to harmonic bells, interplanetary pads and distorted basses - and numerous further electronic moods.

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    Imhotep MKI (Analog Drum Designer)

    You will support the project and you will receive our first analog drum designer (drum machine) with 2 voices, one focused on kick drum and other focused on hats, both voices are available with individual outputs, triggers and with a lot of different controls

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    Analog Controller MKI

    You will support the project and you will get an analog controller designed to interface sensors, switches, knobs, faders, joysticks, surfaces, modular synths and any related to voltage source controlled hardware in any A/V visual environment that supports OSC including softwares such Ableton, Resolume, Max, Reaper, Pure Data.... Developed in 2018 for MONOM 4D SOUND System at Funkhaus Berlin.

    16 controls + 16 layers + Eurorack I/O

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