by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
1010Music nanobox

1010Music nanobox  ·  Source: 1010Music

1010Music nanobox

1010Music nanobox  ·  Source: 1010Music

1010Music nanobox connections

1010Music nanobox connections  ·  Source: 1010Music

1010Music nanobox Fireball

1010Music nanobox Fireball  ·  Source: 1010Music

1010Music nanobox Lemondrop

1010Music nanobox Lemondrop  ·  Source: 1010Music

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Cute, colourful and full of zest, this is the nanobox from 1010Music. Deliciously small, delectably fun little music-making devices.

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Lemondrop Granular

Four-voice polyphonic sounds pulled from two granulators and a single oscillator. Packed inside the cheerfully coloured box are two multimode filters, two envelopes and two LFOs to get things moving about in that sweeping, scanning way we like to abuse granulated waveforms. There’s also a modulation sequencer and two effects sections, one for modulation style and a second for delay and reverb with six effects in total.

1010Music nanobox Lemondrop

1010Music nanobox Lemondrop

Lemondrop comes with 100 presets with wave files stored on a microSD card. For connections you get line output and input, a clock input and a MIDI in/out on minijack. Power is supplied by a USB-C port.

Fireball Wavetable

This cherry bomb of a box goes up to 8 notes of polyphony with two wavetables and an additional oscillator. Inside you have the same filter, envelope and LFO configuration as the Lemondrop along with the modulation sequencer.

1010Music nanobox Fireball

1010Music nanobox Fireball

Fireball also has the same effects, connections and presets engine with a microSD card for wave files. Very similar in form and function I think you’ll find.

1010Music nanobox connections

1010Music nanobox connections

Interface

This brings us to the touchscreen interface that 1010Music like to slap on the front of their devices. Via a cleverly designed menu system, the two encoders and a couple of buttons it’s entirely possible to navigate your way through the complexities of both granular and wavetable synthesis. Many parameters can be swiped about the place with your fingers giving some nice interaction. If you crave a more convincing hardware experience then you can always plug in a MIDI controller.

1010Music nanobox

1010Music nanobox

Fruity

These look fabulous in a grab-and-go, fun and fruity sort of way. The display does look excellent although how much fun it is to program is yet to be seen. They do give off a slightly toy-like impression but that’s not reflected in the price of €449 each. We got this information before any demo videos were available and so I’ve not seen or heard them in use. Hopefully, they can demonstrate their value.

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One response to “1010Music nanobox: Lemondrop Granular and Fireball Wavetable synths”

  1. Is it possible that that can be use with electric guitar 🎸 what about a free trial run if I like it I’ll buy it

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