We’ve been waiting very patiently for Malekko to come up with working versions of the collection of boxes they were showing at NAMM at the beginning of the year. That wait could be over as they’ve just shared a preview of Manther (below), an analog monosynth and sequencer.
It was last seen back in May on their Facebook page (below) although it didn’t have a working screen or light-up sliders.
According to Synthtopia the Manther is based around a CEM3340 VCO, the same chip that you’d find in the Prophet-5 or Roland SH-101. The filters use the CEM3320 like the Prophet 5 and the Oberheim OB-8.
The layout is nice and simple. LFO, VCO, VCF, VCA and EG all on sliders with a “Source Mixer” in the middle giving a mix of waveforms. It appears to have a mini piano keyboard over on the right and 16 buttons for the 64 step sequencer. What the screen tells us is anyone’s guess at the moment.
There’s no information on the Malekko website as yet but it can’t be too far off now. No news on the drum machine or groovebox they were also showing at NAMM.