Isla Devices, the producer behind the S2400 drum machine, has unveiled the primary prototype photographs of a brand new hybrid analogue/digital polysynth known as Caladan.
Caladan is a multi-timbral instrument that can be primarily based round eight growth slots, every of which could be full of a person voice card containing a unique analogue or digital synth voice. Isla Devices plans to develop an preliminary batch of eight voice playing cards that recreate the sound of basic synths such because the Minimoog, Sequential Circuits Professional One, Roland SH-101 and Oberheim SEM.
Down the road, Isla Devices plans to broaden this vary to supply an intensive library of voice playing cards that may be swapped out and in to permit for a wide range of completely different configurations, permitting the consumer to customise their very own instrument. This may later be opened as much as third-party builders who will be capable to create and promote their very own voice playing cards for the Caladan, which can all be accessible by means of a shared consumer interface.
Caladan will even be capable to host and play multi-sampled devices utilizing an onboard polyphonic SoundFont engine, making it an all-in-one, extremely customizable hybrid synth and ROMpler.
Caladan is alleged to be impressed by FutureSonus’ Parva, a short-lived, now-discontinued 8-voice polyphonic analogue synth from the early ’10s that shares similarities with Caladan in each its interface and design. Isla Devices claims to be “carrying on the legacy” of the Parva and “constructing on its DNA” whereas placing their very own spin on the instrument.
“I am actually creating my dream synth and I need to take you alongside for the journey”, writes Isla Devices’ founder Brad Holland in a submit on Fb saying the product. Holland additionally shared some renders of the preliminary prototype, which can be manufactured inside a couple of weeks. We have no phrase but on when the synth can be out there to the general public or how a lot it can value.
Go to Isla Devices’ web site.