The Synthesia platform is a project whose purpose is to create an open analog modeling musical synthesizer – a synthesizer implemented using both analog and digital components that intends to emulate the sounds of traditional analog synthesizers, controllable through Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI).
The synthesizer platform exists upon it’s own standalone hardware, and may be controlled using a variety of existing MIDI-capable instruments, including keyboards, guitars and drums.
Additionally, the unit features it’s own innovative touch-screen interface which intends to provide simple-and-intuitive control of the system, but with an unprecedented ability to customize and control synthesizer parameters and sound generation.
Special attention has been placed upon the usability of the synthesizer, particularly within the realms of it being played by musicians in a live environment.
The unit’s MIDI capabilities also mean that it is easily combined with professional studio equipment and sequencing software such as Cubase VST.
Details on the project are available here. The site is still under construction – but it looks like this could turn into a new open platform for synth development.