It’s complex, self-contained and uses your skin to patch things together for wild and noisy synth sounds – it’s the Enner from Soma Laboratory.
The Enner was first shown off at Superbooth 2019 and has since been developed to its final form. This is an analogue synth with a spread of contact pads linked to various modules and controls. With your hands, you’re meant to touch these pads to close the circuit and patch things together. You’ll be able to apply varying amounts of pressure to get different results.
Modules include a five-voice synth engine with independent tuning, along with noise generators, stereo filters, a modulated stereo delay through two contact pads, ring mods and more more. Without labels for each control on the device however, it certainly seems you’re meant to experiment rather than overthink.
See a diagram for the Enner’s controls below:
On top of all that, there’s also a piezo pickup to amplify taps, scratches and even a metallic spring you can speak into on the device. For a better idea of how the synth sounds in a performance, check out the demo video Soma posted below:
According to Soma, the Enner will be priced around €440 before shipping and tax.
Learn more at somasynths.com