Nanoloop Is A 4-Voice Digital Synthesizer/ Sequencer In A Handheld Format!

Oliver Wittchow, developer of the Nanoloop iOS app has introduced Nanoloop, a digital Synthesizer/Sequencer in a handheld format. It features 4 channels with different sound engines: dual square wave + analog filter, poly stereo FM, mono FM, and noise & clicks.

This engine is powered by 4×4 matrix and step sequencer with variable pattern length per channel.  Cool here is that it features mini-jacks for in/out CV and MIDI sync. All this can be used with 2x AAA batteries (50+ h) or with a micro-USB.

 nanoloop is a handheld sequencer/Synthesizer with game-pad buttons and LED display.

Features

Synthesizer

  • 4 channels:
  • dual square wave with true analog filter (mono)
  • 4-voice polyphonic FM (stereo)
  • monophonic FM (stereo)
  • noise & clicks (stereo)

Sequencer

  • 4×4 matrix
  • per-step control for all parameters
  • pattern transpose for all parameters
  • “meta step”: play note only every 2nd or 4th loop
  • variable pattern length per channel
  • individual channel tempo
  • ping pong and random modes
  • shift pattern in four directions
  • randomise all parameters

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Display

  • 8×4 bi-color LED dot matrix
  • 5 LED digits
  • 8 menu icons
  • various color combinations available

Interface

  • silicone rubber buttons with plastic caps:
  • d-pad + 4 buttons
  • volume dial

Connections

  • 3.5 mm  mini-jack stereo headphone/line out
  • 3.5 mm mini-jack input for CV and MIDI sync
  • 3.5 mm mini-jack output for CV and MIDI sync

Case

  • bent acrylic glass

Power

  • 2 x AAA batteries, micro USB (power only)
  • physical power switch -> zero “standby” power
  • battery life: 50+ h

Memory

  • 99 banks à 4×8 patterns each
  • song 999 patterns length
  • backup / restore via audio cable
  • micro-SD slot for near infinite projects (SD-card not included)

Sync

  • MIDI sync in & out
  • analog 1/24, 1/16, 1/8 in & out

Dimensions

  • 12 x 6 x 2.5 cm, 100 g (incl. batteries)

Nanoloop is available now for pre-order on Kickstarter for 97€ until April 1st, 2019.

More information here: Nanoloop

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