$129 8-bit digital synth module

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$129 8-bit digital synth module

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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by Alex E » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:41 am

It'll be a hit.
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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by japan » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:09 am

Amazing.
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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by crystalmsc » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:40 am

Impressive!
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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by tekkentool » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:11 am

Brilliant!

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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by Mush » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:03 pm

It is arriving here in about 2 weeks... But truth to be told, I dunno about a few things. Mainly why the code is Assembler, it is not easily hackable.

BTW, I also got a Shruthi-1 kit incoming, and that is h**l of a lot more synthesizer, for not much more money.

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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by paugui » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:57 pm

Mush wrote:BTW, I also got a Shruthi-1 kit incoming, and that is h**l of a lot more synthesizer, for not much more money.
You've said it all in my opinion...

It definitely seems a nice synth, but for people in Europe, who'll likely have to pay extra taxes for it, not sure if it's worth comparing with the Shruthi-1, which seems to be a much more powerful machine.

Still, I might think about giving it a try, depending on what I end up getting for Christmas.
It would just be great if some more demos were available...

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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by polyklinik » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:19 pm

get the shruthi-1. here's mine: http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2010/11/shruti-1.html

it's an awesome synth. lot of wavetables, the filter is smooth ( i made the SMR4), modulation matrix, etc
and cheap too.

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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by Sir Ruff » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:08 pm

Ok, that looks very cool, but 3 things:

-no patch storage? If it's digital, surely saving a few sounds shouldn't be hard?

-I know the WTPA thing kind of does this, but why has no one created a similar synth + sampler? Like I would love this to be a Mirage in a box, with simple akai s-612-like sample start/stop knobs/siders.

On a positive note, I like the idea of being able to change/add the synthesis type, but as is, it seems pretty basic (1 env?), especially as if it's monophonic. I guess the main points are the knobby/switchy interface, and the price!

On a side note, when is the next round of Shrutis going to be available? Still annoyed I didn't buy when they were actually (briefly) available.
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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by paugui » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:17 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:On a side note, when is the next round of Shrutis going to be available? Still annoyed I didn't buy when they were actually (briefly) available.
According to Olivier, he intends to make Shruthis available every month, from what he told me.
I have the original one (still unassembled) and would definitely like to get my hands on one of the new ones, especially since the filter is different.

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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by Sir Nose » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:26 pm

The no solder build kit is a big plus for me

the interface looks nice too

Ease of use factor looks high

I think I may get me one
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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by Sir Ruff » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:31 pm

paugui wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:On a side note, when is the next round of Shrutis going to be available? Still annoyed I didn't buy when they were actually (briefly) available.
According to Olivier, he intends to make Shruthis available every month, from what he told me.
I have the original one (still unassembled) and would definitely like to get my hands on one of the new ones, especially since the filter is different.
Ok, cool. I got the email when they were first released, but haven't heard anything since, and they are currently still sold out.

Great and ridiculous ebay auction description here:
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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by Dubersive » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:00 pm

paugui wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:On a side note, when is the next round of Shrutis going to be available? Still annoyed I didn't buy when they were actually (briefly) available.
According to Olivier, he intends to make Shruthis available every month, from what he told me.
I have the original one (still unassembled) and would definitely like to get my hands on one of the new ones, especially since the filter is different.
I think I'm gonna get me one and build it into a cigar box. :ugeek:
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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by tekkentool » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:21 pm

Shruthi with ssm2044 sounds fantastic.

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Re: $129 8-bit digital synth module

Post by Dubersive » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:56 pm

tekkentool wrote:Shruthi with ssm2044 sounds fantastic.
When I look at the order page, it looks like they only offer the stock filter board with the kit. Is it something you have to request or do they list them again when another batch is available as an optional add-on (purchased separately from the kit)?

Edit: Herp derp. Found it. Nevermind. Ordering it now :D
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