Soulsby Synthesizers. New + innovative electronic instruments.
Our first product, The Atmegatron, is a powerful 8-bit monophonic synth.
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Arduino Day 2015
It's that time of year again!. This year I'll be exhibiting locally at the following event:
North London Arduino Day
Saturday 28th March
The Salisbury, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London N4 1JX
If you're local and interested in Arduino, synths or both, then pop in and say hi!
Live Atmegatron gig video
I played a secret gig with DREAMTRAK in Shoreditch last week. You can check it out here. We used 2 Atmegatrons, one loaded with Delayertron software and one with Atmegatron software. They were controlled via Ableton. Nearly all the other sounds from the Ableton session were made by Atmegatrons too. Fingers crossed I get to do something like this again soon!
The Duotron - Dual oscillator AtmegatronWell it's been quite a year. I couldn't have hoped for a better response to the Atmegatron. There's gonna be a lot exciting new things next year too. I look forward to sharing these with you over the coming months.
Anyway I thought I'd finish the year off with yet another software version, The Duotron. This is a dual oscillator variation of the classic Atmegatron software. It uses the techniques used on the Delayertron, but replaces the delay-line with another oscillator. It's got a pretty heavy sound as you can hear. It does do warmer sounds too, I had the wave-crusher turned up high on that little demo.
You may wonder why the 2 oscillators are always slightly detuned. This is because oscillator B uses a 16-bit timer and A uses an 8-bit timer. The tuning accuracy of the 16-bit timer is better, hence why they always sound slightly out.
Some people may notice the high frequency PWM noise with this software (it's the same reason as with the Delayertron). It is nothing to worry about, it's well out of human hearing range.
I'll try and do a new version of this next year that is duophonic (i.e. if you press 2 MIDI notes, 1 oscillator goes to each note).