Knobula, the esteemed UK-based synthesizer manufacturer, has unveiled its latest innovation, the Pianophonic Eurorack module, set to debut at Machina Bristronica on September 30, 2023. This 12 HP wavetable synthesizer redefines sonic possibilities, drawing inspiration from the intricate mechanics of pianos. With three wavetable oscillators and a sample-based playback engine for each of its eight voices, Pianophonic emulates the rich tonal qualities of pianos, including the Steinway grand, felt, and toy pianos, alongside guitars, synths, and tuned percussion.
Users can explore a diverse array of sounds through 16 preset banks, which can be manipulated, stretched, morphed, and reversed, or filtered, enveloped, compressed, and reverberated using the module’s built-in features. Custom sound creation is facilitated through Knobula’s online Waveslicer software, resulting in an expansive sonic palette that retains the piano’s core essence.
Knobula founder and CEO, Jason Mayo, expressed excitement about showcasing their creations at Machina Bristronica, emphasizing the synergy between Poly Cinematic and Pianophonic, elevating polyphony in Eurorack setups. This premier synth event features over 100 exhibitors, live performances, educational sessions, workshops, interviews, and discussion panels, including Julia Bondar featuring Pianophonic in her performance.
Pianophonic upholds Knobula’s commitment to innovation, offering 24-bit / 48 kHz sampling, ‘knob-per-function’ controls for intuitive live and studio use, MIDI connectivity, gate I/O, chord selection, and volt per octave inputs. Additionally, it seamlessly integrates with larger Eurorack or traditional synth setups, promising limitless sound modulation and manipulation.
Knobula’s Pianophonic is poised to redefine the boundaries of sonic exploration, inviting musicians, sound designers, composers, and performers into a world of unparalleled creativity. For more information, visit Machina Bristronica at https://machinabristronica.uk and Knobula at http://www.knobula.com, where details about their current and upcoming modules await discovery.