The Kosmonaut Is Not Your Ordinary Synthesizer
Meet the Kosmonaut, a new Swiss analog synthesizer that definitely has some edge to it. There are unfortunately no official release dates as of yet, but they have provided sound demos.
Image from elektrokosmos.ch
As you can tell, its interface is far from that of a traditional synth, laying out a 60 knob grid with no defined labels. Looking at the layout, there are various segments throughout the grid that are responsible for the filters, oscillators, envelopes, etc. Without an instruction manual or picture that defines where each section is, using the Kosmonaut would either be a fun way to experiment or make you want to pull your hair out!
- VCO 1: Waveforms: Sin, Saw, Tri, Pulse + PWM, W. Noise, C.Noise, FM, VCO2 Sync Range 10.7 Hz – 23KHz
- VCO 2: Waveforms: Sin, Saw, Tri, Pulse + PWM, W.Noise, C.Noise, FM , VOL. RMO
- VCF 1 and VCF 2: Multimode VCF, LP 12dB, BP 6dB, HP 12dB, Notch 6dB, Extern In,
- ENV 1: Multimode ENV, 6 ENV Modes, (Mode-1 VCA1 + VCA2 ADSR), (Mode-2 VCA1 + VCA2 AD), (Mode-3 VCF1 + VCF2 ADSR), (Mode-4 VCF1 + VCF2 AD), (Mode-5 VCA1 + VCF1 ADSR), (Mode-6 VCA1 + VCF1 AD)
- ENV 2: Multimode ENV, 6 ENV Modes, (Mode-1 VCA2 + VCA1 ADSR), (Mode-2 VCA2 + VCA1 AD), (Mode-3 VCF2 + VCF1 ADSR), (Mode-4 VCF2 + VCF1 AD), (Mode-5 VCA2 + VCF2 ADSR), (Mode-6 VCA2 + VCF2 AD)
- LFO 1: Range 1HZ – 10KHz, Waveform Sin, Saw UP, Saw DO, Tri, Pulse, Midi-CC to CV
- LFO 2: Range 1HZ – 10KHz, Waveform Sin, Saw UP, Saw DO, Tri, Pulse
The sound demos were pretty neat, reminiscent to us of Aphex Twin’s eccentric, gritty sounds. We look forward to hearing more about the Kosmonaut and hopefully we will have a video demo in the near future.
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