Experimental Desktop Synthesizer Needs Funding

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Experimental Desktop Synthesizer Needs Funding

BEATS FM is described as the ultimate noise machine 05/31/22


New to Indiegogo is BATFM of X-sound systems in Italy, who describe it as an experimental all-in-one stereo analog synthesizer, processor and sync unit with FM/AM/SW radio. A spokesperson told us, “The instrument offers a new approach to music and sound creation, which no other instrument can offer.”

Here are the details straight from the company…

The BEATS FM is a project that started in 2020 and has gone through 4 revisions. Built out of pure passion by our team in Italy, it’s an experimental all-in-one stereo synthesizer and audio processor, with warm analog sound and plenty of sync options. Designed for exploring and designing new sounds and noise textures for the studio or for live performance. Packed with modulation, synchronization and processing power. Full analog audio path, with the addition of digital delay. The equivalent of 8 modules enclosed in an elegant high quality beech/aluminum case with an antenna.


We want to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the creation of this unique machine. We believe the world needs new options in music production and sonic exploration. The spontaneous and versatile nature of BEATS FM, coupled with its warm analog sound, is designed to be the centerpiece of a number of music studios around the world.


This is the very first production of this unit, and no one knows if there will be further developments in the future. Everything depends on the support that all donors will bring to this project. Our goal is to produce as many units as possible. The satisfaction of each contributor is our main priority. Thanks to you, this project is already a reality! Each backer will receive a one-of-a-kind, hand-assembled, individually numbered, limited-edition BEATS FM with power supply, antenna and user manual.


MAIN FEATURES


  • 1 x FM/AM/SW wideband stereo radio with LFO modulated tuner knob
  • 2 x 4-pole analog low-pass filters (clones of CEM3320, the chip used in the Prophet 5) with self-oscillating resonance and LFO modulation
  • 4 seconds of stereo digital delay with time, feedback, pitch, sync and pan control with LFO modulation
  • 1 x LFO with 16 different “bendable” waveforms with rate, multiplier and polarity
  • 1 x sync unit to lock LFO to: 1 audio click track, 2 analog clocks, 3 tempo taps
  • 2 x 2-pole analog high pass filters
  • 1 x Effect Mixer
  • 2 x external audio inputs with overdrive

Price and availability:
From €725.

More information:

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