Developer Oliver Wittchow is using a Kickstarter project to fund production of his new nanoloop synthesizer – a hardware sequencer/sequencer.
It’s the latest incarnation of nanaloop, which was previously available as a GameBoy cartridge and smartphone app.
Here’s what he has to say about it:
The original nanoloop software started as a study project to explore the game-like character of making electronic music on little devices. Developed from ground up around the Game Boy’s button interface and tiny greyscale display, it introduced the 4×4 stepsequencer matrix and a simple, flat structure for easy access, with graphical elements reduced to a couple of dots and digits.
While the first version of nanoloop (still available as “nanoloop one”) relies on the Game Boy’s internal tone generators, subsequent variations have their very own sound:
Nanoloop two implements an FM-based software synthesizer on the Game Boy Advance’s 16 MHz CPU and the latest version nanoloop mono embeds a complete synth with true analog filters inside the cartridge.
The new nanoloop device merges these two approaches and combines FM with analog for maximum flexibility.
The new synth features four synth engines:
- dual square wave with true analog filter (mono)
- 4-voice polyphonic FM (stereo)
- monophonic FM (stereo)
- noise & clicks (stereo)
Pricing and Availability
The Nanoloop Synthesizer is being produced via a Kickstarter project, and is available to backers for €97. The project has already met its funding goals.