Monday, 10 July 2017

Oscitron Accessories Pack

The Oscitron Accessories Pack is now available at the webstore.

It allows 2 new software versions to be uploaded to the Oscitron module and consists of:

  • Programmer cable
  • 2 overlays
  • Instruction card

The 2 new software versions are the Oscidrum and the Odytron

Oscidrum

  • 8 instrument drum machine
  • 16 step sequencer
  • 8 user patterns
  • Engine sample rate control
  • Instrumument volume, delay fx, pitch and length
  • Currently 4 drum banks available

Odytron

  • Dual analogue modelling 8-bit oscillator
  • 2 filter types and bypass
  • 2 modulation inputs
  • Ring mod
  • Wave sync
  • PWM
  • 8 user patches

Installation

Follow this quick and simple tutorial to upload software to the Oscitron. Download files and further instructions are available on the Oscitron downloads page.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Summer Events 2017

Ginko Modular Fest

9/10/11 June

De Besturing

Saturnusstraat 89 – 91
2516 AG The Hague
Netherlands
Tickets start from €10

A huge number of manufacturers and artists are booked for this. It's looking like it'll be a major modular event. I'm doing a live modular performance at about 1am on Friday too!

Brighton Modular Meet

1/2 July
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

University of Sussex
Gardner Centre Road
Falmer
Brighton
BN1 9RA
Tickets Free

It'll be the first time that I've attended this and I've heard great things about it! I hope to be able to bring down a modular rig too, including the new AT-ARP prototype.

Leeds Modular Meet

19/20 August

Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen
1-1A Cross Belgrave St,
Leeds
LS2 8JP

The follow up to last years highly successful event. Details TBC.

SynthFest UK

7th October

The Octagon Centre,
Clarkson Street,
Sheffield
S10 2TQ
Tickets: £15 on the day or £10 in advance

Back for a second year, SynthFest is the UK's largest synth expo. There's talks, workshops, a modular meet and more. Manufacturers can sell products and Soulsby Synths will have some juicy bargains on offer! 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

May the 4th be with you!

Many thanks to Martin Orman for creating this amazing MilleniATmegatron Falcon. It contains a fully working miniAtmegatron. Pics of the construction below and here's a video of it in action.
If you've used the miniAtmegatron PCB in an alternative way like this, do email me some pictures!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Pete Fowler Limited Edition Atmegatron

Wanna Pink Synth?

The new Pete Fowler Limited Edition Atmegatron is available from the webstore (shipping as of now). There's only 30 available, so get one quick before they go! Details here.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Superbooth 2017

Booth 254 - Come and see what's new!

The media coverage has been pretty unavoidable, but if you didn't know, it's Superbooth 2017 in Berlin this week! It is in it's second year and promises to be even bigger and better. Here's the details:
  • 20-22 April 2017
  • At FEZ Berlin - location and transport...
  • Trade visitors from 10am, full public access from 2pm. Performances from 7-11pm.
  • Tickets...
  • Soulsby Synths is at Booth H254, which is on the first floor conveniently near the toilet!
We'll have 2 new products on demonstration:

Oscidrum software for Oscitron

This is an 8 part, 16 step drum machine for the Oscitron module. The software will be available for free. The overlay and programmer cable (along with an Odytron overlay) will be available as an accessories pack for the Oscitron. Oscidrum features includes:
  • Engine sample rate controllable locally or via V/Oct input
  • Each instrument has volume, pitch, length and delay FX parameters
  • Currently 2 banks of sounds available (this will increase in time)
  • 8 user patterns (also saves instrument parameters)

AT-ARP

This is a new 2HP module based on the Atmegatron Arpeggiator algorithm. Features include:
  • 16 Atmegatron patterns
  • 16 User patterns
  • MIDI input via mini-jack
  • Chord generation via 2x V/Oct inputs
  • V/Oct output
  • Clock division settings
  • Ping-pong mode

Webshop

Orders placed at the Webshop will not be dispatched until the 25th April.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Oscitron back in stock!

The Oscitron is now back in stock in the Soulsby Synths web store. It is also available from many retailers worldwide.

If you want to find out more about the Oscitron, check out the new in depth reviews from fluxwithit.com. Hear a break beat through the wavetable sampling and lots more. There's also a quick look at the uni-five utility module. Well worth checking out!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Upcoming Events for Spring 2017

Modular Meets Electric Spring 2017

26th Feb, 12pm - 5pm
University of Huddersfield, UK. HD1 2RB

Soulsby Synths will have a rack full of Oscitrons to demo. There's also a raffle with some awesome prizes.

CV FREQS VI

4th March, 2pm - 10pm
Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon, UK. SW19 7QD

Soulsby Synths will have all their product range to demo during the day. In the evening Paul Soulsby will be doing a live modular performance with DREAMTRAK. This will prominently feature Oscitrons, including the unique vocoder-style effect.

Superbooth 17

20th - 22nd April
Fez, Berlin, Germany. 12459

Building on the success of Superbooth 16, this years event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Soulsby Synths will be demonstrating all their current products and hopefully some new ones too. Booth H254.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

NAMM 2017 Booth #5000

The Oscitron is launched!

Soulsby Synths have launched their first Eurorack module, The Oscitron, on the first day of this year's NAMM show. It is available from their website and will soon be available from retailers (see website for list). It comes bundled with the Uni-Five utility module for £260. The modules are also available separately.

The Oscitron is an 8-bit wavetable oscillator. The audio engine is based on the Atmegatron desktop synth module but has many differences too. These include an audio input that can sample wavetables and an adjustable audio engine resolution.

Other features include pitch quantizer, 15 filter algorithms, wave-crusher pulse width and phaser effects. There are 5 CV inputs, a clock input which can be routed to many parameters and an audio input and output.

As with the Atmegatron, there will be numerous software versions released for the Oscitron. A port of the the Odytron analogue modelling software will be released soon after launch.

The Uni-Five is the companion module to the Oscitron and converts bipolar LFOs and 8V envelopes to 0-5V control voltages suitable for the Oscitron inputs.

Pete Fowler limited edition Atmegatron

There are 2 other exciting announcements at NAMM this year. First a new limited edition Atmegatron designed by Pete Fowler (Super Furry Animals / Monsterism). Only 30 have been made, each signed and numbered. The design features a bright pink glossy finish with monsterism screen print patterning.

The Atmultitron

Finally, the initial prototype of the Atmultitron is on demonstration. It is a 6 voice polyphonic 8-bit synthesizer with 3 octave keyboard. The final specification will feature Eurorack connectivity and wavetable sampling from the Oscitron, along with sequencing and versatile modulation routing. The Atmultitron is aimed to be released in mid-2018.

“The initial prototype of the Oscitron was premiered at NAMM 2016”, said Paul Soulsby CEO of Soulsby Synthesizers. “One year on we are delighted to launch the finished product and premiere the next big project, the Atmultitron.”

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year from Soulsby Synths!

The Oscitron

And to kick off the year, here's our brand new product, the Oscitron! It's an 8-bit wavetable oscillator rammed full of features, some from the Atmegatron and some new. We're also launching it's companion module, the Uni-Five. It's a utility module that converts bipolar LFOs and 8V envelopes to unipolar 5V control voltages.

It launches on the 19th Jan. It's £260 (inc VAT) for the Oscitron/Uni-five bundle. The modules are also available separately.

There will be more demo vids and tracks coming up over the next couple of weeks. Click the link below for a 2 minute introduction.