At Superbooth 16, Nonlinear Labs was previewing their upcoming C15 Synthesizer.
The Nonlinear Labs C15 Synthesizer is designed to be a performance-oriented keyboard, with a Fatar keyboard, lots of performance controls and an immediate interface.
- 61-key Fatar keybed with semi-weighted long-arm keys; two-way (note-on and note-off) velocity sensitivity; global aftertouch
- Two high-resolution touch strips (ribbons). They can be assigned to pitchbend, macro controls, or single parameters and offer both relative and absolute modes.
- Indicator bar of LED dots in each ribbon
- Spring-loaded lever (not in current version) for pitchbending and similar applications
- Small control panel with an OLED display (128 x 32). In connection with the ribbons it can be used for:
- preset selection
- octave shift up/down, note shift, tuning
- assigning ribbons, lever, and pedals
- preferences: velocity curves, ribbon modes, etc.
- selecting and editing parameters
- headphone jack and level knob
- master volume knob
- audio outputs
- four inputs for analog controls, such as pedals
- USB connector for updates and service (not in current version)
- The modular design is open for variable user interface concepts. The current configuration:
- Four Selection Panels, each with 24 buttons with corresponding state-indicating LEDs. The software-defined functions of the buttons are indicated by interchangeable magnetic foils.
- Edit Panel with 18 buttons, an incremental encoder, and a 256 x 64 OLED display
- Parameter editing:
- selecting parameters
- displaying labels and values of parameters
- changing value
- browsing, selecting and recalling presets
- storing the current edit buffer as new preset
- overwriting, deleting, moving and sorting of presets
- between two presets
- between the current state and a preset
- Unlimited Undo for all sound editing interactions
The Nonlinear Labs C15 Synthesizer is expected to be available this fall, with a price range will be between 4000 and 5000 EUR.
via Synth Anatomy