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Audio controlled synthesizers by Sonicsmith

Based on the new Audio Controlled Oscillator chip, these synthesizers are connecting the analog synthesizer world with acoustic / electric instrumentalists.

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These analog synthesizers will turn any audio source into analog synth waves and CV signals.

Completely analog inside, they pose no perceivable latency and yet manage to achieve what only a few companies have tried in history: controlling analog synths with a simple audio signal. Sonicsmith is currently offering 2 products powered conveniently by either a 9V battery or a standard pedal PSU. Both the ConVertor and the Squaver P1 synths will turn any monophonic audio into analog synth waves while giving you all CV outputs of gate, pitch, trigger and envelope control voltages. The Squaver P1 also has expression pedal input with a separate CV output.

Both feature our own designed extensive preamp section with a clean 40dB gain range, HP and LP filters and two ENV followers for both main input and a side-chain input for alternative ENV control. They will both synthesize a square wave and a saw tooth wave with a front panel wave mix knob. Two CV inputs are available for arpeggiating the main pitch of the ACO. Their fabulous sound and rapid response have to be played with to be believed. But don't just take our word for it, check out these testimonials from musicians who have tried our synths:

Hammy Havoc

What you've done is absolutely amazing judging by the demos... Gut feeling tells me that the ACO is really going to scare some of the bigger players within the industry; it's really sunk in over the past few days just how many different things are actually going to be possible in terms of experimentation. Expecting to have a huge amount of fun with these two! Accessibility and having fun with synths is going to be a big deal for consumers.

CEO, Previous Magazine, singer-songwriter, producer, DJ, and film score composer.

2017-05-10T09:43:43+00:00

CEO, Previous Magazine, singer-songwriter, producer, DJ, and film score composer.

What you've done is absolutely amazing judging by the demos... Gut feeling tells me that the ACO is really going to scare some of the bigger players within the industry; it's really sunk in over the past few days just how many different things are actually going to be possible in terms of experimentation. Expecting to have a huge amount of fun with these two! Accessibility and having fun with synths is going to be a big deal for consumers.

John Gilbert

In my research of various synth systems, the lack of a simple marriage between regular audio (recorded or performed guitars, horns, real pianos, vocals, etc.) seems to be the impediment for making really great music, music you don’t have to be an aficionado to appreciate... I believe your new products are a huge step in the that direction, and I look forward to exploring new variants of synthesized music by their use. For me, I don’t see any other way (yet) to do what I believe can be done.

Songwriter, Oen John

2017-04-05T17:20:10+00:00

Songwriter, Oen John

In my research of various synth systems, the lack of a simple marriage between regular audio (recorded or performed guitars, horns, real pianos, vocals, etc.) seems to be the impediment for making really great music, music you don’t have to be an aficionado to appreciate... I believe your new products are a huge step in the that direction, and I look forward to exploring new variants of synthesized music by their use. For me, I don’t see any other way (yet) to do what I believe can be done.

Lino Alibani

It was a real pleasure to learn about [Sonicsmith's] products at the Winter NAMM 2017 convention... Your Squaver Synthesizer... was by far my favorite new product that I saw this year and I would really love to get my hands on one in the future.

Vocalist/Guitarist, Said the Shotgun

2017-04-05T17:27:51+00:00

Vocalist/Guitarist, Said the Shotgun

It was a real pleasure to learn about [Sonicsmith's] products at the Winter NAMM 2017 convention... Your Squaver Synthesizer... was by far my favorite new product that I saw this year and I would really love to get my hands on one in the future.

Matt Donald

I have checked out your synths and I think they're groundbreaking. Quite possibly one of the best things I've seen in a long time.

Musician/Educator

2017-06-12T15:18:44+00:00

Musician/Educator

I have checked out your synths and I think they're groundbreaking. Quite possibly one of the best things I've seen in a long time.

Jathan Gurr

This is truly the fastest and best tracking voice driven synth I've ever used, and I've tried them all, even old ones like the Antares Cantos and Alien Solo by Clone Ensemble. Congratulations on making this synth a reality!!

Musician

2017-07-25T07:39:10+00:00

Musician

This is truly the fastest and best tracking voice driven synth I've ever used, and I've tried them all, even old ones like the Antares Cantos and Alien Solo by Clone Ensemble. Congratulations on making this synth a reality!!

Gabriel Marin

I really was amazed by what you have, I feel I could really do some cool things with it. I would love to speak to you about working with your gear, and soon! I can't stop thinking about how cool it was, my favorite thing I saw at NAMM this year.

Guitarist, Consider the Source

2017-04-05T17:15:20+00:00

Guitarist, Consider the Source

I really was amazed by what you have, I feel I could really do some cool things with it. I would love to speak to you about working with your gear, and soon! I can't stop thinking about how cool it was, my favorite thing I saw at NAMM this year.

Josh Gabriel

Only once in a while does a new synthesizer come around and truly change your sonic possibilities.
Sonicsmith's Squaver does so in a unique intuitive way.

Producer/Writer/Engineer, Gabriel & Dresden, Motorcycle, Andain, Winter Kills and Sander Kleinenberg

2017-04-05T17:28:38+00:00

Producer/Writer/Engineer, Gabriel & Dresden, Motorcycle, Andain, Winter Kills and Sander Kleinenberg

Only once in a while does a new synthesizer come around and truly change your sonic possibilities. Sonicsmith's Squaver does so in a unique intuitive way.

Andrej Westermann

I am interested in playing synthesizers live and direct. I play funk, timing is essential. Until now there was midi conversion, special pickups or special synths needed. This is an oscillator, waiting for my signal and working just great. Works great beat-boxing or humming melodies, CV outputs abound. My signal-chain-input just got a huge upgrade. Ordered one after a combined 10 minutes playing at Superbooth, my absolute favorite there.

Guitarist

2017-04-24T14:03:23+00:00

Guitarist

I am interested in playing synthesizers live and direct. I play funk, timing is essential. Until now there was midi conversion, special pickups or special synths needed. This is an oscillator, waiting for my signal and working just great. Works great beat-boxing or humming melodies, CV outputs abound. My signal-chain-input just got a huge upgrade. Ordered one after a combined 10 minutes playing at Superbooth, my absolute favorite there.