Melbourne Instruments Intros NINA, A 12-Voice Polysynth With Motorized Patch Recall
At the 2022 NAMM Show, Melbourne Instruments today officially introduced the NINA, a 12 voice polysynth with robotic patch recall.
The developers say that NINA combines the tactile and sonic qualities of classic analog synths, with modern functionality, patch recall and automation.
- 12 Voice Polyphony.
- Motorized recallable and automatable control panel using long lasting zero wear encoders with the feel and precision of analog pots.
- Variable shape triangle oscillators. Continuously morph wave-shape between triangle and sawtooth to find new timbres. Different to a traditional blend.
- 4 pole transistor ladder VCF with modulatable resonance.
- Massive voice-level filter overdrive.
- Digital Wavetable Oscillators.
- Sampling capability.
- Deep Modulation Matrix. Quick edit, all sources to all destination.
- Patch morphing for complex expressive effects.
- Stereo Infinite Panning effects with 4 Quadrant DCAs.
- Onboard digital effects.
- Multitimbral, layered, split, or overlapping.
- Hackable open-source software control powered by Raspberry Pi 4.
- 4 x assignable combo audio + CV inputs, including 1 Mic.
- Connect class compliant USB MIDI controllers directly.
- Connect NINA as a class compliant USB MIDI and audio device for direct automation and integration with a DAW.
- Standard DIN MIDI IN, OUT, and THRU.
- 4 x assignable line outputs.
- Headphone output.
Here’s an overview video from the NAMM Show floor via Sonic State:
The company plans to launch NINA ‘soon’ via a Kickstarter project. See their site for more info.