Percussa, the creators behind Audiocubes controller blocks have unveiled Synthor System 8, which they’re describing as a “powerful hardware digital modular synthesis system.”
This means that users can patch synthesis modules and adjust parameters and modulation synthesis signals wirelessly. The Synthor System 8 makes this possible by combining the Percussa Engine, which takes care of the synthesis; Percussa Remote, a control surface and wireless base station and eight of the latest-gen Audiocubes that act as wireless modular controllers.
Though the only images of Synthor System 8 are digital mock-ups we can see the possibility to mount the Percussa Engine above Percussa Remote, which fit seamlessly together. Percussa tell us that in addition to sampling capabilities, an SD card can be used to add synthesis modules and features for further experimentation.
Percussa Engine will be powered by a quad-core Cortex A-17 1.8GHz processor running Linux Kernel v4, features 64-bit parallel DSP processing and a 1600×480-pixel wide format full colour LVDS display and will also have audio and MIDI I/O too.
That’s everything we know now but we’re waiting to see what Percussa will drop on us at NAMM later this week. Until then watch this space and keep your eyes on the Percussa site too.