2017 NAMM Show: Soulsby Synths has launched their first Eurorack module, The Oscitron.
The Oscitron is an 8-bit wavetable oscillator. The audio engine is based on the Atmegatron desktop synth module, but has many differences. These include an audio input, that can sample wavetables, and an adjustable audio engine resolution.
Other features include pitch quantizer, 15 filter algorithms, wave-crusher pulse width and phaser effects. There are 5 CV inputs, a clock input that can be routed to many parameters, and an audio input and output. As with the Atmegatron, numerous software versions are planned for the Oscitron. A port of the the Odytron analogue modelling software is expected to be released soon after launch.
The Uni-Five is the companion module to the Oscitron and converts bipolar LFOs and 8V envelopes to 0-5V control voltages suitable for the Oscitron inputs.
Soulsby has 2 other announcements at NAMM this year.
- First a new limited edition Atmegatron, designed by Pete Fowler (Super Furry Animals / Monsterism). Only 30 have been made, each signed and numbered. The design features a bright pink glossy finish with monsterism screen print patterning.
- Finally, the initial prototype of the Atmultitron is on demonstration. It is a 6-voice polyphonic 8-bit synthesizer with 3 octave keyboard. The final specification will feature Eurorack connectivity and wavetable sampling from the Oscitron, along with sequencing and versatile modulation routing. The Atmultitron is aimed to be released in mid-2018.
“The initial prototype of the Oscitron was premiered at NAMM 2016”, said Paul Soulsby CEO of Soulsby Synthesizers. “One year on, we are delighted to launch the finished product and premiere the next big project, the Atmultitron.”
Pricing and Availability
The Oscitron is available now, bnndled with the Uni-Five utility module, for 260 Euro.