Nerdsynth @ Amsterdam Dance Event

One step further to the real deal. The Nerdsynth will be part of the Amsterdam Dance Event in october and can show it to the big audience. As part of the ADE Sound Lab we will receive funding to get the new and hopefully final Nerdsynth prototype ready.

Read more here (in Dutch): http://stimuleringsfonds.nl/nl/actueel/toekenningen/nerdsynth/

The funding will be made available by:

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Autumn update

Dear followers,

After playing some live concerts and showcases it’s time to give some information about the development progress again. We are very busy getting the new prototype ready which will contain all features we decided on for version 1.0. Hopefully there will be enough time to draw the PCB and get it to the manufacturer before the end of the year. Then we can solder and build a new prototype in early 2015. Jan and Thomas will do their best to achieve this. Our new team member Bram will redesign the Nerdsynth website in the meantime so it doesn’t look so boring.
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Nerdsynth livesets and showcases

Nerdsynth is going on the road again! After a performance in Rotterdam and one in  Hamburg the Nerdsynth will travel to Copenhagen. Thomas AKA Frau Holle AKA FirestARTer will perform with a prototype of the Nerdsynth on September 6th at Mikrodisko CPH #3! He also will do a showcase so don’t miss it.
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Nerdsynth demo

Hey there,

Check out the demo on Soundcloud (and while you’re at it, follow us there too!)

The demo was made using only the N3rdsyn7h.

More soon! :)

First video

We made a first video to show what we are talking about. Audio Quality is bad, but it gives you a rough overview about what to expect. HQ audio is coming soon. As sound device we use the code from the ATMegatron from Soulsby Synthesizers.

Nerdsynth: The big picture

Today, we want to tell you guys something about what we have in mind for Nerdsynth.

All in all, there’s a shitload of functionality that we want to include. We have had many great ideas, a lot of “maybe we should focus on the other stuff first”-moments and a few bits of “we reallyreallyreally need to include this in the first release”.

We drank a few beers, fired up our favourite flowcharting tool and came up with an overview of the stuff we are going to implement for the first release. Check it out.
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Nerdsynth sequencer screen mockup

I made a mockup of how the sequencer screen could look like:

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As you can see it looks a bit like Little Sound DJ or Little Piggy Tracker. We want to use them and other trackers as examples added with some new ideas. One of our goals is also to avoid difficult key patterns for navigation or functions. So we want to use dedicated hardware buttons for the most used functions.

What have we been up to?

People asked us if we were still working on Nerdsynth. People pleaded us to “plz build thz..” or told us “u muzt make it or elz..”.

So we guessed a little heads up was long overdue. And a little heads up is exactly what you’re going to be getting today.

Anyway, here’s what we’ve been up to.

We started of with this idea of building the hardware tool that WE would be most happy with. We had a few ideas of what we were looking for during live sets of our own and decided to try and make it so.
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