Friday, 21 March 2014

Dates for the diary

There's now 3 exciting opportunities to try the Atmegatron coming up:

29th March - London Arduino

To mark Arduino Day, London Arduino are holding a day of workshops, demos and talks. The event is currently sold out, but there is a waiting list for return tickets. If you're lucky enough to get a ticket you'll be able to see the Atmegatron in action and can give it a test drive yourself!
London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle London, SE1 6SB

Update! 29th March - Furtherfield

Coinciding with Arduino Day 2014 Codasign and Furtherfield are organising a showcase of projects at Furtherfield Commons. The Atmegatron will be on display here too, so come along and make some 8-bit noise! The showcase is from 2.30-5pm.
Furtherfield Commons
330 Seven Sisters Rd
London N4 2PF

3rd April - Giraffe Audio launch week

If you're based in the Midlands, make sure you visit Giraffe Audio during their launch week (31st March - 4th April). They will have an Atmegatron on display and on the 3rd April I will be there too!
Giraffe Audio ltd
310b The Big Peg 
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham. B18 6ND

Monday, 17 March 2014

Atmegatron Latest News

Atmegatron selling fast!  Buy now to avoid disappointment!

It has been 2 weeks since the Atmegatron was launched and I have been frantically assembling and shipping units. Atmegatrons are now being used in the USA, Japan and Finland, to name just a few of the countries that I have been shipping to. I have been overwhelmed by the positive response that the Atmegatron has received so far. I hope to share some of these comments on the website soon.

Don't forget that the Atmegatron is available in 2 flavours:

  • Atmegatron Complete

    £255 + delivery + tax (customs duty outside the EU). Atmegatron housed in an aluminium case with beautiful walnut side panels. Comes with PSU, manual and quick reference card.
  • Atmegatron PCB

    £127 + delivery + tax (customs duty outside the EU). Atmegatron PCB with support pillars, PSU and quick reference card.

The Atmegatron is available exclusively online from Soulsby Synthesizers. Strictly limited supply.

Atcyclotron software out soon

The Atcyclotron software will be made available in 2 weeks time. It will be the first major alternative software version for the Atmegatron.

The Atcyclotron software allows the user to select 4 different waveforms, rather than just 1. These waveforms are then played in turn.  There are controls to set how many samples from each waveform are played and how many times they should loop. Here is a short clip of what it sounds like.

The Atcyclotron software really shows the Atmegatron's ability to change into totally different sounding synthesizers.
Why buy 1 synth when you can have ∞?

Atmegatron in action!

Be sure to check out Chicks On Speed on tour if you live in Australia. The Atmegatron is part of their live setup, so look out for it! Upcoming dates are:

  • 20 March @Howler, Melbourne 
  • 21 March @Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane 
  • 5 April @Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
There are also more Atmegatron demos by some exciting names in the pipeline.  Stay tuned to the demos page for those! You can also hear the Atmegatron factory presets on there too.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Soulsby Synthesizers - Atmegatron goes on sale today!

The Atmegatron. A powerful, unique, 8-bit monosynth.

The Atmegatron is a new 8-bit monosynth and the debut product from Soulsby Synthesizers. It's an electronic musician's dream, combining the sounds of 1980s home computers with the flexibility and power of a modern synthesizer. 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.

Why buy 1 synth when you can have ∞?

The Atmegatron is available in two versions:

Atmegatron Complete - £255 ex VAT & delivery.

  • Atmegatron Synthesizer
  • Power Supply
  • Printed 32 page colour manual
  • Quick reference guide

The Atmegatron Complete is housed in a beautiful white aluminium chassis with real walnut side panels.

Atmegatron PCB - £127 ex VAT & delivery.

  • Atmegatron Synthesizer PCB
  • Power Supply
  • Quick reference guide

The Atmegatron PCB comes with nylon pillars to keep the PCB raised from its resting surface. The PCB is perfect for programmers and hackers, but is not suitable for outside of the home due to its fragility.

The Atmegatron is available exclusively online at Soulsby Synthesizers. Strictly limited supply.

Downloads page goes live

As promised, the downloads page has gone live. This contains the Arduino source code, the Atmegatron Librarian software and more. Use the forum to ask questions and post suggestions about the source code.