Next week there is the great Noise Kitchen Synth Fest #2 in Brno organized by the Bastl Instruments guys. With many Synthesizers, Modulars, DIY Workshops and performances. And the Nerdsynth will be there, too. You will be able to play with the recent Nerdsynth prototype and chat with me about its future.
Once in a while we show major updates and now we can present the first full video with visual sequencing. Again, this is the very first visual implementation but it gives a clue what it might be. There are also some other GUI updates (player indication, progressbars and the 2 new visual tracks).
Finally…a new demo. Not all features in there. But you can see some new stuff for sure.Enjoy!
Autumn has arrived and we have finally finished our new prototype. It’s the first prototype where we can plug in different Sound Cartridges. We made 7 of them: ATMegatron, Meeblip, DSP-G1, Soundgin, SID, CV/Gate, and a DIY one. We designed a proper circuit board for this prototype and had it assembled at a production facility to get a feel for the challenges that lay ahead for the final design of the Nerdsynth. Also, we used a 3D printer to try out different designs for the enclosure of the Nerdsynth.
Here you can see 4 Cartridge Prototypes:
We went to the ADE Soundlab to show the prototype to an audience. The days were pretty busy and we talked to many people, with many backgrounds, but they all agree: The Nerdsynth is awesome!
Check out the picture of our booth at ADE:
Thanks again to the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie for their funding!
Next we will prepare a new video which shows all features so far. Stay tuned!
Just when you think nothing is happening anymore cause of summer lazyness…the opposite is the case. We are more than busy to get the next prototype ready for the Amsterdam Dance Event Soundlab in october.
Prototype manufacturing for the new mainboard is very close and we already received the PCB’s of 5 different Nerdsynth Sound Adapter (NSA) prototypes.
In the next days we will present the first few NSA-cartridge designs to you.
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:
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.
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.