SOMA Lab COSMOS ‘Drifting Memory Station’

Synth designer Vlad Kreimer shared this demo of the new SOMA Laboratory COSMOS Drifting Memory Station.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

COSMOS is a drifting memory station, designed to work with meditative states through music. The design of the controls, functions and generated soundscapes are intended to evoke, in both performer and listener, states and experiences inherent in meditation, such as limitless space, fluidity, spontaneous development, presence, the ability to hear, tranquility, the experience of subtle harmony and happiness enveloping the whole world.

From a functional point of view, COSMOS is a large array of sound memory, in which recorded sounds undergo constant recombinations, spontaneously generating an ever-changing soundscape. This is achieved in three ways — by a mathematical shift based on the relationships between large prime numbers (the size of all delay lines are different primes), an asynchronous operation of the LFO, and modulation with a slowly changing chaotic signal. As a result, it allows the endless layering and processing of various sounds, as in a looper, but without an intrusive, repetitive loop.

COSMOS generates rich, fluid and evolving soundscapes perfect for ambient music. Using COSMOS, you can play an entire meditative solo concert while being in a spontaneous flow and without using studio-prepared sequences, backing tracks and other things that can’t be a reflection of the “here and now”.

Here’s a demo with synthesizer:

Pricing and Availability

COSMOS is available for pre-order for 480 Euros.

7 thoughts on “SOMA Lab COSMOS ‘Drifting Memory Station’

  1. Looks pretty awesome. Reminds me of some of the sounds that the Microcosm can make, but totally different too.

  2. demos might have been improved with the use of some better sounding keyboard gear or guitars. the cheap sounding mid-80s vintage ensoniq ts10 might be lo-fi, but it’s also virtually unlistenable to me, especially the faux pianos.

    1. c’mon…it demonstrated functionality of the machine. That was the point. They weren’t trying to make a hit record. geez

  3. Just ordered mine….and sold my Microcosm…..So great to find unique pieces of gear like the SOMA stuff, which allows people to so easily get to new places……..encouraging exploration, experimentation and immersion in the present moment…..

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