Ashley Elsdon of Palm Sounds interviews Paul Soulsby about the new Soulsby ATmegatron, “a revolutionary new synth module that combines classic 8-bit sounds with exciting new features”:
Here are audio previews of the ATmegatron:
The Atmegatron is built on the open source Arduino platform. This means that the synthesis engine can be completely changed by uploading software to the synth. One minute it’s a monosynth, the next it’s a drum machine.
- 32 waveforms
- 15 digital filter types
- 2 ADSR envelopes
- 1 LFO with 16 waveforms
- an arpeggiator with 15 patterns and
- loads of fx including phaser, distortion and the unique Wavecrusher.
- 16 preset sounds and unlimited preset expandability via the Atmegatron Librarian software available for Mac or PC.
Designer Paul Soulsby notes that you can do a lot of this in software, but “real synths are great!”
See the Soulsby Synthesizers site for details on the ATmegatron.
7 thoughts on “Secrets Of The ATmegatron Synthesizer”
The issue with this thing is price, the AY3 is a much better option there plus it has built in sequencer. To be honest though, both of these products have quite convoluted interfaces that would take a long time to master, which is useless to me. I want to concentrate on making music, not spend hours trying to make something do what I want.
you have got a point. But first you said you like the other one and then you say both are useless. Can’t understand your exact thought.
I would really like to see a 1 knob per function version of the ATmegatron.
with the arduino kit that comes out later you can make this yourself:)
Yeah, I’d go for that. …
The typical “too small asio buffer” effect….sort of short metallic delay……Try bigger asio buffers while recording your demos….LOL….
Looks good! Heading to see the video now.