At the 2019 NAMM Show, Nonlinear Labs made the NAMM debut of their C15 synthesizer.
The C15 is unusual in that it’s a keyboard that’s designed to be closer to traditional instruments than most synthesizers. As a result, it doesn’t have internal sequencing, an arpeggiator, LFO’s or even MIDI support – it’s designed for you to play it expressively, not machines.
In the first section of the video, company founder Stephan Schmitt gives an introduction to the philosophy behind the C15. Starting around 8:30, Schmitt demonstrates the C15 and explains how the keyboard’s expressive capabilities dynamically control its synthesis engine.
For an example of the C15’s expressive capabilities with studio sound, see the live performance by composer Federico Solazzo below:
More C15 performances are available at the Nonlinear Labs site.
Pricing and Availability
The Nonlinear Labs C15 is available now for 4000 €.