Plankton Electronics unveil teasers of a new analog synthesizer
Plankton Electronics just announced on Facebook that they’re releasing a new “machine”, and they’ve teased us with concept art!
Following on from their successful release of the ANTS! synthesizer, Barcelona based manufacturers Plankton Electronics have just announced a new addition to their line-up of already weird and wonderful sound machines. They first made a name for themselves creating unique Eurorack synth and effects modules. Their release of ANTS! made a huge bang, as it was their first foray into the world of standalone semi-modular synthesizers, offering beginners a great way to get into modular.
Plankton Electronics have left a large amount of information up in the air with their looming release, although there are some key aspects we can deduce from the original teaser that was posted on Facebook.
Let’s get to the speculations…
The front-panel of Plankton Electronics’ new mystery machine features a host of patch-points, so it’s safe to assume that it will fall in-line with their Eurorack compatible instruments, alongside the right-hand array of patch-points we see some potentiometers – does this mean the path-points have built in attenuators or inverters?
Let’s move over to the center of the panel, the large knob is most likely going to be a filter cutoff control (we all know synth-heads like big filter knobs front-and-center), however something that seems more exciting to me is the selector encoder just below it to the right. If this is the filter shape selection, it looks like there’s going to be a variety of options (eight by the looks of it).
The new Plankton Electronics mystery machine features what looks like either a bank of function generators, ADSRs or even slew modules, I enjoy when companies release teasers like this, because of the amount of creativity in all of the speculations.
We’ll let you know when we hear more info, in the meantime check out Plankton Electronics’ website and Facebook page for more details