In collaboration with Alessandro Cortini (NIN) Make Noise has brought into being the bewitching Strega synthesizer.
Well, it’s either “witch” in Italian or the name of an orange-flavoured liqueur or maybe it’s a bit of both. Strega is a machine of noise, drones, and strange interactions. It pulls you in, takes your energy, and transforms it into sound.
Strega is analogue and experimental, it shapes and folds, delays and modulates. It gives a nod to Buchlas’ Source of Uncertainty as it randomises space and time in interestingly West coast ways. It has interactive squares and circles of gold that invite your fingers in exploration. Circles are for modulation, squares are for input and Strega is all about the input.
Strega is an audio alchemical experiment. Activate! Spill the tonic into time and let time decay through the filter to hear the results. Strega is an instrument designed in collaboration with Alessandro Cortini. Inspired by Cortini’s music and sonic experimentations, Strega embodies the seen and unseen, the sign and magic, the alchemy of sound.
It has 7 sources and 13 destinations for patching and is covered in “Touch Bridges” and “Gateways” for momentary modulation routings. You can route external audio in for processing.
Probably best to watch the official launch video which you can find here:
Should be available any time for $599.