The Soundmachines NS1nanosynth Is A Tiny, Powerful Modular Synthesizer

The Soundmachines NS1nanosynth is a miniature modular synthesizer that’s priced about the same as one module of a full-size modular synth. It’s cheap, as modular synths go, because it dispenses with custom screen printed panels, jacks, knobs – leaving you with the essence of a modular: a circuit board. Developer Davide Mancini describes the NS1nanosynth as ‘A powerful, deep and hacker-­friendly… Read More The Soundmachines NS1nanosynth Is A Tiny, Powerful Modular Synthesizer

New NS1nanoSynth Is A Handheld Modular Synthesizer

A sad fact of modular synthesizers is that most of your money goes for things that don’t affect how it sounds – things like the front panels, the silkscreening of the panels, the control knobs, and shipping. Now Italian synth manufacturer Soundmachines is challenging that paradigm, with a new modular synth design, the NS1nanoSynth, that disposes with many of… Read More New NS1nanoSynth Is A Handheld Modular Synthesizer

RB1robotto Puts A ‘Voltage Controlled Singer’ Into Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

Davide Mancini’s new company Soundmachines has introduced the RB1robotto – a voltage controlled ‘voice-oscillator’, built around the Babblebot chip and an Arduino microcontroller. Mancini describes RB1robotto as a ‘voltage controlled singer’, a source of pitched vowels and more. Here’s what Mancini has to say about the RB1robotto: You control the voice of the robotto with your well known CV… Read More RB1robotto Puts A ‘Voltage Controlled Singer’ Into Eurorack Modular Synthesizers