Strings: The first polyphonic engine for the Atmegatron
There are big changes on the Soulsby Synths Downloads page today, the first of which is a brand new Atmegatron software version called Strings. It is a 4-voice polyphonic audio engine packed with new and interesting features. Some of these are:
- 16 waveforms, which can be individually assigned to each voice
- Waveform Cycler
- Oscillator detune
- Pitch LFO and envelope
- ADSR envelope and gate mode
- 2 phasers
- monophonic mode
Check out this video to hear it in action. There are many clocked parameters such as Phaser, Arpeggiator and Wave Cycler, which when combined can create complex timbres. It is available from the downloads page.
The Easy Uploader: upload Atmegatron software with a couple of clicks!
The other big change on the download page is the new Easy Uploader for Mac and PC. This software allows different audio engines to be uploaded to the Atmegatron with a couple of mouse clicks via the FTDI programmer cable. No more need for installing the Arduino IDE, source code or libraries. The tutorial demonstrates the simple upload process.
Of course if you do want to hack the Atmegatron source code, it is still all available at the Soulsby Synths Github.
Last few Odytrons left
It won't be long now until the Odytron Special Edition has completely sold out, so place your order soon to guarantee one! The Odytron is a limited edition Atmegatron with Odytron artwork and software and presets preinstalled. They come bundled with 3 overlays and a programmer cable, so perfect for trying out the new Easy Uploader!
The Odytron is £225 (inc VAT) available from the web store and selected distributors