Synthesizer designer Otem Rellik has been getting slightly more serious about selling his boutique synthesizers under the rather lovely name of Rain Day Electronics. His latest invention is the Cirrus FM Touch Synth but he only made 4 and they’ve all gone already.
Cirrus FM Touch Synth
But just because we can’t have one doesn’t mean we can’t marvel at it longingly and perhaps take a bit more notice so that we might be in line for the next run.
Cirrus is an 8-voice digital synthesizer built on the Teensy audio library. The little box contains 8 capacitive touch plates for playing notes and inputting modulation. There’s a pitch LFO that goes into the audio range, a looping envelope for the filter and FM amount, unison and glide modes and a nice big reverb. It has a 32-step polyphonic sequencer was parameter mapping per step, pulse in/out for sync and full MIDI control. You can even save up to 8 presets.
It’s quite a lovely little thing with a simple layout and enough controls on the top to really dig into the functions. There’s a control over pitch, ratio, envelope, mix between a sawtooth wave and the FM, filter controls and LFO.
Check out the video for a full introduction to the Cirrus. I hope he’ll make some more. Catch one when you can for $300.
- Rainy Day Electronics webpage.