Percussa has announced the launch of its Synthor System 8, a new powerful hardware digital modular synthesis system, at winter NAMM 2017, January 19-22 in Los Angeles, California, USA (Booth #4823, Hall C).
Synthor System 8 is a turn key modern modular synthesis system, allowing musicians to create new sounds by patching synthesis modules, changing synthesis parameters and modulation signals wirelessly, and "defines a new category of synthesizers combining the old proven synthesis techniques with the latest innovations in musical interfaces".
Synthor System 8 consists of a new digital hardware synthesis module (Percussa ENGINE), a new control surface and wireless base station (Percussa REMOTE), and 8 Wireless modular controllers (latest generation Percussa AudioCUBES). Aluminium rack ears are included to mount ENGINE above the remote control surface for optimal usability.
Percussa ENGINE integrates seamlessly without any configuration or setup necessary with Percussa REMOTE, the main control surface for the ENGINE and wireless base station for the Percussa AudioCUBES, through its onboard SYNTHOR sound synthesis software, easily upgradable via SD memory cards for additional sound synthesis modules and new features.
ENGINE comes with a quad core cortex A17 @ 1.8GHz Processor running Linux Kernel v4, features 64-bit parallel DSP processing and a 1600x480 pixel wide format full colour LVDS Display with high visibility. ENGINE also features MIDI In, Thru and Out Ports, SD Card Slot, USB Host Ports (HID Support) and a USB Device Port (Stereo Digital Out, USB Audio Class).
ENGINE outputs sound via a 6 Channel AKM AK4456 DAC supporting up to 192 kHz / 32-bit (S/N: 115 dB) and offers sampling capabilities via its 2 Channel AKM AK5552 ADC supporting up to 192 kHz / 32-bit (S/N: 115 dB).
ENGINE, REMOTE and AudioCUBES are made from high end CNC milled wear resistant industrial plastics and aluminium, and feature high quality industrial temp switches, metal encoders and aluminium knobs.
Synthor System 8 can be upgraded with additional Percussa AudioCUBES later on, supporting up to 16 wireless devices in total in one wireless network.
Availability and pricing TBA.