Compatible with other modular analogue synths, the Phenol is small enough to sit on your lap, with a main panel covered in dials and switches. The its sound creation engine is centred around two oscillators, two filters, two VCAs, two envelope generators and an LFO. USB and MIDI feature, as do audio output and input, and much more.
Currently, you can pledge $779 CAD to get a Phenol (which will retail for $849 CAD post-Kickstarter), and the Kickstarter finishes off on January 16th 2015 (though I wonder if there will be any Phenols left by then…).
iZotope have released a new version of their sample-based synth instument: Iris 2 is currently (until 11 December) on sale at $199.00 – which is about 1/3 off the usual price – upgrade pricing has a similar reduction during this sale.
iZotope’s award-winning spectral filtering technology contributes to the Iris experience. Users can visualize and edit their sound with incredible precision by drawing, selecting, and isolating sonic components from each sample layer.
That spectral filtering technology is at the heart of iZotope’s RX audio repair software; Matthew Hines of iZotope joined us on show 128 to discuss this just before the release of RX4.
What we have in this Kickstarter Corner is actually a refinement of a previously-funded Kickstarter, for the Soundlazer parametric speaker (which was funded in May 2012). This new version, the Soundlazer Snap, has been “cost and performance optimised” and is aimed more towards hardware hacking.
The concept behind the Soundlazer is to bring directionality to a speaker’s sound output through ultrasound carrier wave electronics (rather thank digital signal processing). This version comes either pre-assembled with a snap-together case (for $149) or as a bare PCB only (for a mere $30).
The project has already been funded and you have until December 19th to pledge.