Kickstarter News! In The New HANSY1010 Synthesizer, Powerful Digital Technology Meets An Analog Filter

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One can actually be glad that we have platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo where music developers can collect money to develope/produce their projects. One of these developers is Gilles Lacaud who worked for some months/years already on his HANSY1010 Synthesizer, a compact hybrid Synthesizer that combines powerful digital and analog technologies.

Modern Digital & Versatile Oscillators 

HANSY1010 doesn’t limit the engine to standard waveforms but use digital variable sample frequency oscillators that can produce basic waveforms like saw/sine/triangle/square/PWM but also more complex waves like the MKS, PRO2, PSAW, SAWSQUARE, TRISQUARE.

That’s not all there because HANSY1010 has also a build-in SD card with an additional wave bank of 4300 wavetables (electric piano, organ sound… but also some wave from old Synthesizers). More interesting becomes the engine with two wave-shapers that opens the world of sound design. First, you can make Vector synthesis between 4 waves from the SD cards, a synth technic best-known from the Sequential Circuits Prophet VS. Beside this, HANSY1010 features also phase distortion synthesis. In this case the waveform is not the signal generate but the speed at which a sine is read. If you push the speed you can generate some false resonance.

This is rounded off with one sub oscillator (sine/tri/saw/square/pulse1/pulse2/pulse3) per OSC that features several additional features to combine them together (ADD/MULTIPLY/XOR/ENTERLACE).

Filter – The Analog Part Of The HANSY1010 

HANSY1010’s digital oscillator core, based on two oscillators is than routed to one 4 pole analog filter that offers interesting timbres. The filter can be also further manipulated with LFO’s, envelopes and more.

A Complete Arsenal Of Modulation Features 

Although HANSY1010 is a relatively small Synthesizer, it offers many features of larger instruments. Above all, the users or sound designers have a good range of modulation options available. 3 LFO’s with different waveforms (sine/tri/saw/inv/random/lag) & sync options as well as 4 envelopes (ADSR) with positive and negative amount is included in the engine.

Creativity & Playability 

Even features that are at home in the musical field can be found here. A full featured arpeggiator as well as a 24-step sequencer can be found here. Also interesting is a 4 position joystick that can be mapped to different parameters (velocity, aftertouch, pitch bend…) and gives you a lot of expression possibilities.

The Features At A Glance

  • Duophonic Hybrid synthesizer : Mono or Duo Mode
  • Large Interface with 4*40 LCD and OLED (128*64)/ 8 Potentiometers / 16 Push Button and one Joystick
  • 256 memory locations
  • Digital Oscillators / Analog Filter 4 poles
  • Resonance Keyboard tracking positive or negative Oscillator
  • waveform Legacy waveform: Sine/Tri/Saw/Square/PWM/Random
  • Special waveform: TriSquare/SawSquare/Pro2/MKS…
  • Wavetable : over 4300 wavetables
  • Noise generator
  • Transpose and detune
  • Phase Distortion
  • One Sub Osc per Osc
  • Sub Waveform : Sine/Tri/Saw/Square/Pulse1/Pulse2/Pulse3
  • Sub Type: -2 / -1 / 0 Octave or 5Th Up or 5Th Down
  • Combi between OSC and SubOsc ADD/MULTIPLY/XOR/ENTERLACE
  • Wave Morphing and Wave shaping possibility (2 parameters per OSC)
  • 3 LFO
  • LFO Waveform : Sine/Tri/Saw/Inv/Random/Lag
  • LFO Sync: Free/Key/delay
  • 4 ADSR envelope Generator with positive and negative amount
  • VCF Negative and positive Amount
  • VCA
  • Pitch route to OSC1/OSC2 or OSC1&2
  • Matrix EG
  • Glide
  • External Analog audio input Midi In and Out with soft Thru
  • Sequencer and Arpeggiator ( 1 Sequence or Arp per Sound)
  • 24 Step 6 Parameters per step Transpose/Velocity/Cutoff/Gate/Glide/Noise
  • Swing
  • Sequencer or Arp send to Midi channel
  • Midi Sync In and Out
  • Assignable Pitch bend / Mod wheel
  • Assignable 4 axis Joystick to 20 destinations with amount
  • Double Assignable Aftertouch to 20 destinations with amount
  • Sound and Library manager software on PC
  • Weight 1,3Kg
  • Size 335*125*48 (mm)

HANSY1010 Synthesizer is now available in different colours (white or orange) priced at 380€. It is also available as DIY Kit.

More information here: HANSY1010

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