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.
Semi-modular, audio controlled, analog, synthesizers
featuristic product line
About our products
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:
Sonicsmith's Squaver does so in a unique intuitive way.
Producer/Writer/Engineer, Gabriel & Dresden, Motorcycle, Andain, Winter Kills and Sander Kleinenberg
Guitarist, Consider the Source
Vocalist/Guitarist, Said the Shotgun
CEO, Previous Magazine, singer-songwriter, producer, DJ, and film score composer.
Studio musician (trumpet, keyboards, synths) and member of the band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
Songwriter, Oen John