The Radiator Laser Synthesizer plays like a musical synthesizer
Synth designer Andrew Kilpatrick and laser artist Neon Captain have teamed up to introduce the Radiator Laser Synthesizer system.
The Radiator Laser Synthesizer is designed to be played like a musical synthesizer however it offers control over various parameters with regards to controlling live laser shows. There are various modulators, which I assume function like LFOs in a musical synth, and furthermore it’s got an audio input allowing you to control various parameters automatically with the audio feed.
The Radiator Laser Synthesizer has MIDI and CV in and out, allowing you to hook it up to various pieces of gear or a modular synthesizer, allowing you to sync parameters to the beat or generate automation using modulation sources from your modular synth.
Like a modern musical synthesizer, the Radiator Laser Synthesizer has internal memory allowing you to store thousands of presets to recall at the press of a button, this is great for DJs and live performers who want control over their lighting but don’t want to get too hands-on.
The Laser Synthesizer uses the industry standard ILDA connection for lasers, however they are working on integrating other more affordable protocols such as USB and ethernet in the future.
Laser synth collaborations…
The Laser Synthesizer allows for multiple units to be daisy-chained giving multiple users the ability to collaborate on a single cohesive laser show. The unit features a small internal colour LCD screen for managing presets, configuration, and viewing a real-time preview of laser output – allowing you to create and edit show without having to hook up your entire laser system.
The project is currently on Kickstarter, if you pledge CA$ 749 (Around R8000 excl. duties), you can secure yourself one of the first Radiator Laser Synthesizers.