The Soundmachines NS1nanosynth Is A Tiny, Powerful Modular Synthesizer

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The Soundmachines NS1nanosynth is a miniature modular synthesizer that’s priced about the same as one module of a full-size modular synth.

It’s cheap, as modular synths go, because it dispenses with custom screen printed panels, jacks, knobs – leaving you with the essence of a modular: a circuit board.

Developer Davide Mancini describes the NS1nanosynth as ‘A powerful, deep and hacker-­friendly blend of a real analog modular synthesizer and an Arduino platform’.

Can a modular analog synth that fits in your pocket be taken seriously?

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Trax Retrowave R-1 MIDI-Controlled Analog Synthesizer Review

trax-retrowaveThe Trax Retrowave R-1 is a MIDI-controlled analog synthesizer module that features true analog oscillators, filter, sample and hold, noise generator and VCA.

This video, via reader Sebastian Negulescu, aka Attila The Fun,  is ‘a rather long and detailed review/overview of the British Trax Retrowave R-1 analog mono synthesizer’: Continue reading