Boutique synth maker AtomoSynth has released The Krakken – a MIDI-controled analog synthesizer module.
The Krakken synth offers a MIDI-to-control-voltage converter, an analog VCO, noise generator, a VCF, an LFO and an envelope generator.
You can control analog gear with The Krakken’s CV outputs, and you can also use other analog gear to control The Krakken.
It is expected to be available by the first of July, 2010.
Here are the details:
- VCO: This synth features one analog square and saw waveform VCO (voltage controled oscillator) with a huge pitch range, from subsonic to ultrasonic sound.
- Glide: effect control with a wide range that allows radical effects.
- White noise generator with 2 modes:
- Mode1 triggers the VCO affecting the frequency and can create percussion like sounds.
- Mode2 mix the noise with the VCO signal, adding texture to the waveform.
- LFO: One square and triangle waveform LFO (low frequency oscillator), that modulates the VCO for the vibrato effect creating old school arcade Atari-like sounds.
- Also it modulates the VCF (voltage controled filter) creating a tremolo effect.
- It has a led that shows the LFO rate.
- VCF: (vactrol based Low Pass Filter) with cut off and ressonance controls that can be modulated by the LFO and the VCO depth, It also features a decay control with 3 modes: positive, flat, and negative.
- envelope generator with attack and release control.
- The Krakken features a MIDI to control voltage converter with a range of 5 octaves, it can be set to any midi channel from 1 to 16, it has a display that shows the actual midi channel.
- You can control any external analog synthesizer with the CV and Gate Outputs (1Volt/octave), even at the same time you can control the Krakken with an analog sequencer via the CV and Gate inputs.
- Also you can connect many Krakken synthesizers in chain with its midi thru output to a computer or midi sequencer and each one will play a different midi channel.
- The instrument is is housed in a clear, laser cut, acrilic case that shows the analog circuitry.
- It is powered directly from 110V or 220V AC.