New Synth, Nozoid OCS-2, Designed For Knob Addicts

Developer Cyrille Henry let us know that the new Nozoid OCS-2 synthesizer is now available.

The OCS-2 is a digital, semi-modular synthesizer that’s ‘dedicated to knob addicts’. 

Features:

  • 30 control knobs
  • Few atypical waveforms with incredible fat sound
  • LFO that can continuously change waveform
  • A CV generator with different algorithms to generate random to rythmic modulation
  • 4 audio effects
  • A very powerful digital connection matrix
  • A light sensor to control sound with hand gesture
  • Software customization
  • Very compact

Video Demo:

Synth Architecture:

  • 2 VCOs providing 15 different waveforms
  • 1 VCF : multi-mode, including a 24db/octave low pass resonant filter
  • 1 VCA
  • 1 ADSR
  • 3 LFO : 2 with configurable waveform, 1 with CV frequency control
  • 1 custom CV generator with 4 algorithms : Attack Release, dual LFO, Random, Step
  • 1 audio effects processor with 4 effects : Distortion, Delay, Bitcrush, Waveshaper
  • 1 ring modulator
  • 1 CV controlled mixer for VCO1 and VCO2
  • 2 octaves keyboard with portamento
  • 1 digital matrix to connect signals to modulation faders
  • 1 stereo line-IN with envelope follower and gate control
  • 1 MIDI input : note / velocity / pitch bend / modulation wheel / control change
  • 3 analogue CV IN and 1 GATE IN
  • 1 light sensor

Pricing and Availability

The Nozoid OCS-2 is available now for 499.00€.

14 thoughts on “New Synth, Nozoid OCS-2, Designed For Knob Addicts

  1. That’s pretty fascinating!! I like the flavors of noise it makes. The pushbutton matrix that doubles as a “keyboard” is quite clever. .

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  2. Really like the design architecture.especially the Eurorack compatibility,and external Audio ,CV,midi interfacing.It also seems very adaptable to a Synth DIYer.but importantly has a good standalone base configuration to begin with.

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    1. I think that knob called SYM is “Symmetry” which gives you pulse width and morphs a triangle wave to upward and downward saws. The thing that it does to sines is shown later in the vid.

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  3. Presumably targeted at “knob addicts” who’ve already mainlined every Volca within a hundred miles to feed the monkey on their back.

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  4. I wasn’t able to glean from the website or PDF manual if it had more than one voice. Searched “voice” “voices” “monophonic” “polyphon” and no results.

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  5. Sounds amazing, and great design! I assume it’s 500 euro because of those two 15 step mini-pots! 😉

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