Developer Frédéric Meslin has announced a Kickstarter project to develop the OP-A, a multi-timbral FM synthesizer Arduino Shield.
The Arduino is popular open-hardware microprocessor platform. A Shield is essentially a PCB that plugs into an Arduino and gives it new features.
The OP·A is an FM synthesizer shield for Arduino, that Meslin says is “great for chiptune music, custom instruments and art setups”.
Here’s the official project video:
- 4-operator voice structure
- 14 different algorithms
- 10 voice polyphony
- 8 simultaneous instruments
- 90 internal program memory
- 16-bit high-quality stereo output
- Powered with +5V from Arduino
- 3.5mm jack line-level connector
The OP·A shield is controlled using the Arduino serial port and few additional lines.
The OP-A is available to project backers, starting at €35.