SOMA Laboratory has announced the release of ENNER, a synthesizer that’s designed to react to the user’s unique touch.
ENNER is an analog synthesizer that has the key principle that all signals that make sound pass through, and are managed by, your body. Your hands become the central part of the circuitry.
Touching different contact pads with different parts of your fingers and palms with different amounts of pressure, letting signals pass through your body, defines the mixing, volume, timbre, feedback and other parameters of synthesis.
Skin provides not just resistance but also some capacitive properties and even nonlinear dependence of conductivity from current, its direction and time during which the current was applied. All of this affects the sound, making you the key part of the synthesis process2.
- All pots of ENNER are metallic and also function as inputs or outputs. Touching a pot can change not only the parameters but also patch the audio signals.
- ENNER has a wooden custom-made housing made from ash. It’s not only attractive, but also provides the necessary properties for the electro-acoustic part of ENNER.
- The top panel is a high-quality PCB, with golden metalization of conductive pads.
- The instrument is available in black and red.
Pricing and Availability:
ENNER is available now for 440 euros (excluding VAT, shipping, etc.).