The Atmegatron is a new 8-bit monosynth and the debut product from London-based Soulsby Synthesizers, who describe it as an electronic musician's dream, combining the sounds of 1980s home computers with the flexibility and power of a modern synthesizer. They say that it adds a wide palette of new sounds to any studio setup and is also great for live use.
Features of the synth include: 32 waveforms, 15 digital filter types, 2 ADSR envelopes, 1 LFO with 16 waveforms, an arpeggiator with 15 patterns and loads of fx including phaser, distortion and the unique Wavecrusher. It also comes with 16 preset sounds and unlimited preset expandability via the Atmegatron Librarian software available for Mac or PC.
The Atmegatron is built on the open source Arduino platform. This means that the synthesis engine can be completely changed by uploading software to the synth. One minute it's a monosynth, the next it's a drum machine. Soulsby Synths will be releasing new and completely free software versions over the coming months, starting off with the the just-released Atcyclotron, a wavetable cycling synthesizer
The Atmegatron is available in two versions:
Pricing and Availability:
The Atmegatron is available exclusively online at Soulsby Synthesizers. Strictly limited supply.
Atmegatron Complete - £255 ex VAT & delivery.
Atmegatron PCB - £127 ex VAT & delivery.
Gaz Williams has one and he brought it round