Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Chimera Bc16: Bite-sized patch synth



The latest, tiniest invention to hit the synth scene comes from fledgeling one-man synth company Chimera Synthesis, and features an analog VCO, LFO, ADSR envelope, VCA, VCF, ring mod and noise generator, all in a case the size of a cd! Packed into that space are also sixteen dedicated knobs, a headphone jack, and a space for two nine-vold batteries; alternatively, it can be run from a third-party +/-8 to 12 volt source. The website is under consruction and somewhat short on details as of the time of writing, but it does say that the Bc16 can be used with a MIDI/CV converter or hooked up to other Bc16s. Future updates there will (hopefully) give us sound demos of some kind.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

how does this thing work tho. no midi...and there is no sequencer. i have a feeling this would go big like xox box so i better hurry up before it is all gone and pricey. so i guess this is like modular synth...

please somebody reply this comment.

J. Wells said...

It uses Controlled Voltage, and so requires a MIDI-to-CV converter.

Mr. Tunes said...

you can use it on it's own without any control but they are going to make a cheap midi-cv converter, also an optic input(like thingamagoop), and also they will have a step sequencer in their line of products eventually. i emailed them for info and got a helpful response