Trueno is the world’s smallest analogue synthesiser
Trueno means thunder in Spanish and for obvious reasons this is what they intend this oscillator analogue synthesiser on a USB stick to be.
The first thing that came to mind when we stumbled across this was, ‘isn’t this just a novel way of selling a plugin via USB instead of download. You know, kinda like buying an artist album on USB instead of CD.’
Bit this is the beauty of Trueno; this little package offers built-in 24-bit ADC and the same oscillator circuits found in modular synths and a notably aggressive filter, they say.
The device is manufactured by WS Audio Limited, a UK based synth company. Trueno’s designer, Will Shaw explains, “It works just like any other plugin, it’s a really quick and easy way for musicians to get authentic analogue sounds into their music.”
So Trueno is controlled via a VST/AU plugin and the built-in 254-but ADC outputs audio directly from the plugin.
- 3 Voltage Controlled Oscillators – Saw, Square, Triangle waveforms. VCO 3 has a digital noise generator. VCO 1 has an adjustable pulse-width.
- Digital additive oscillator mode with 64 partials; 256 wavetables included.
- Amplitude Modulation, Pulse-width Modulation, Filter Frequency Modulation.
- Voltage Controlled Filter – Low-pass and Band-pass mode
- Integrated Analogue to Digital Converter – 44.1KHz 24-bit ADC
- Aerospace grade aluminium case. Size: 78mm (L) x 31mm (W) x 7mm (H). Weight: 25g
Trueno retails at €159.99 which equates to the princely sum of R 2,700 which is not THAT expensive for a synthesizer with analog circuitry BUT if it can deliver.
Check out the sound demo by visiting their website.