AtomoSynth’s MOCHIKA gets an upgrade with more modulation, sub-oscillation and a 16-step sequencer with OLED screen.
They describe it as having a “huge organic analog sound, raw and sometimes aggressive character” and that sounds like a lot of fun! This new version of the MOCHIKA brings the vibe and stylings of their more recent Perceptron and looks really nice.
New features include a sub-oscillator, pulse width modulation, a flexible LFO and ADSR envelope generator. But much of the evolution has gone into the sequencer. The previous X3 model had analogue-switched 8-steps of sequencing with some simple options for movement. This new version goes to 16-steps and incorporates a good looking screen to run the digital possibilities.
The 8 sequencer knobs are now encoders and feature push-buttons to enable steps. There are multiple parameters for each step such as pitch, gate length, repeats, glide and so on. You have 8 creative playing modes including forward, backwards, random, drunk (my favourite) drone, step-trigger polyrhythm, one shot and midi control modes. Everything can be edited on-the-fly for some cool performance capability.
It has MIDI and analogue clock and responds to MIDI input and you can save patterns in up to 64 slots.
The MOCHIKA V4 looks like a really tasty little synth. It’s available very soon for $399 plus shipping from Peru.