1010music kicks off its pocket-sized Nanobox series with the Lemondrop and Fireball
The Lemondrop and Fireball are granular and wavetable synths, respectively.
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Pocket-sized instruments are the name of the game with 1010music’s forthcoming Nanobox series, with its first two devices being the Lemondrop and the Fireball.
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Tucked into colourful enclosures are deeply customisable instruments that each specialises in one form of synthesis. Both instruments share some design sensibilities: a relatively large touchscreen, two knobs and four buttons to control the action, as well as a colourful enclosure and I/O to integrate into your set-up.
Lemondrop Granular Synth
The Lemondrop has two granular engines and an oscillator serving as its sound sources. There are also two multi-mode filters and six onboard effects – flanger, distortion, chorus, phaser, delay and reverb – to help craft your sound. A modulation section gives you access to a pair of envelope generators, a mod sequencer and two multi-wave LFOs.
Fireball Wavetable Synth
The Fireball is a wavetable synth with two multi-mode filters and the same effects and modulation talents as its citrusy counterpart. With the built-in MIDI ports, it seems the Fireball can be easily implemented into set-ups with an external keyboard to play notes and control its parameters.
Additional features and I/O
Both the Lemondrop and Fireball come loaded with more than 100 presets and .wav files to get you started. In terms of connectivity, there’s Mini-TRS for MIDI In and Out, Clock In, Line In and Line Out. Each device also comes with an SD card, USB-C to USB-A cable and MIDI adaptor (3.5 TRS to 5-pin) included.
Pricing and availability
1010music will be dropping a launch video for its new Nanobox instruments later in the day – which you can watch below. Both instruments are priced at 449€ each, with a release date yet to be announced.