Digitana Electronics – a company that specializes in custom interface modules for classic Electronic Music Studios (EMS) synthesizers, like the Synthi A, AKS and VCS3 – shared previews of two new synth designs.
The SX-1, above, is a ‘stand alone expander’, based around the Synthi AKS KS Expander. It is the result of ongoing collaborations between Digitana Electronics and The Future Sound of London.
The SX-1 shares all the features of the Synthi AKS KS Expander, but requires no Synthi to use it and in addition offers a host of new features. Details are available at the Digitana site.
The Halia, above, is another new project, being developed in collaboration with The Future Sound of London.
The Halia is a digital ‘pocket synth’, based on multiple ARM-based micro-controllers. Digitana says the ‘Sonic possibilities are endless. Everything from huge pulsating multi-oscillator drones, FM-synthesis to Buchla-esque noodlings (and everything in between) are all possible.’
Details on the Halia are still to come at the Digitana site.