The Nerdsynth is a hardware analogue and digital synthesizer, groovebox, sampler, tracker, visualizer, digitizer, music instrument and ‘experimentizer’ in one machine.
The Nerdsynth has 6 polyphonic tracks:
- One track is dedicated to the internal Nerdsynth soundship
- A second track is a sampler track.
- The 4 other tracks are connected to external sound cartridges which are inserted in the Nerdsynth. Those are the synthesizer cores/ soundchips of the ATMegatron, Meeblip Anode, DSP-G1 and Soundgin.
- More cartridges are in development like a SID cartridge, YM/AY, OPL3 and several analogue and digital synthesizer designs.
This video demonstrates the latest Nerdsynth prototype:
- tracker style sequencer (inspired by LittleSoundDJ / LittlePiggyTracker)
- 6 mono- and polyphonic audio tracks
- several tracks free configurable with different sound cartridges (eg. SID, YM/AY,
- OPL3, online DIY synthesizer projects, digital and analogue)
- multi track sampler
- dedicated visual track for experimental visuals (video out)
- easy workflow, parameters are realtime accessable through several knobs, rotary
- encoders and a X/Y touchscreen
- internal mixer and effect unit
- stereo line out, headphone out and dedicated track line outs per track
- midi In/Out
Here are the official audio demos:
The Nerdsynth is currently in development. The developer’s goal is to make the Nerdsynth a real product, but there is still a lot of work to do – including case design, software development and the external sound cartridges.
You can follow development at the Nerdsynth site.