The MacBeth Nexus 1 Touch Synthesizer

The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over.

But it can’t. Not without your help. But you’re not helping.

Why aren’t you helping?

Maybe it’s because you’ve got your hands on a prototype of the MacBeth Studio Systems Nexus 1. ┬áIt’s a four-oscillator stereo synthesizer, with a dual state variable filter and four envelope generators, controlled by a touch keyboard.

This video captures a demo of the Nexus 1 prototype. No pricing or ETA has been announced on the Nexus 1 synth yet, but MacBeth expects to have it on hand at the 2013 NAMM Show.

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8 thoughts on “The MacBeth Nexus 1 Touch Synthesizer

  1. The Macbeth Nexus1sounds so, so good – gives me GOOSE BUMPS!! And finally a manufacture thats adding delay effects to their gear, analog at that – or am i seeing err, earring things? I want but suspect it’ll be pricy…

    1. A tortoise is someone with such a bad case of GAS that they spend as much time on the toilet reading new manuals as they do playing what they already had. I did this at two key points, so I KNOW!
      At the 1-minute point, he devised a rich little cluster that made the back of my neck tingle. Just beautiful. THAT is what I keep hoping to hear from a synth, as opposed to high bug-squeal leads and LFO-based nung-nugn-nung motifs. If I was in the market for a serious analog commitment, this player would have sold me. Good demo, pal. You got both the tone and the FEEL across.

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