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SOMA Enner

SOMA Enner  ·  Source: SOMA

SOMA Enner

 ·  Source: SOMA

Enner is a jungle of exploration for your fingers, toes and inner being. You become part of the patch as the voltage courses through your veins in search of musical inspiration.

ENNER

Enner is an expressive sound tool that can produce all sorts of noises, glitches, pads and synth sounds through physical interaction with the circuitry. The front panel is covered in contact pads that make connections through your flesh affecting signal levels, modulation, timbre, feedback and loads of other parameters. It uses our own skin filled capacitive properties as part of the synthesis process.

There are some knobs that deal mostly with tuning but also with routing and outputs. The main deal is about the contact pads. Using the image below the basic idea is to touch both blue and orange parts in order to get the signal flowing and the possibility of hearing something.

SOMA Enner

SOMA Enner

The pyramid in the middle is an array of filters with high, low and bandpass options in stereo. In there somewhere is a modulated stereo delay. The knobs on the right set the pitch for the five-voice synthesizer which you’ll probably have to trigger with someone else’s fingers. On the left you’ll discover another synth designed to generate rhythmic clicks, basses and octaves. Enner has a built-in piezo pickup to capture the sound of the case being interacted with. This can be fed back into who knows where. Lastly there’s some noise at the base of the pyramid and you can also plug in an external sound source.

It’s probably something that needs to be seen to be believed, so let’s do that:

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Well that was excellent! Nuts, but excellent.

Enner is being manufacturer in Russia and costs €440. SOMA LABS claims even though you are running voltages through your body it is completely safe but accepts no responsibility for any unpleasant sensations you might experience.

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One response to “SOMA LABS ENNER: Wonderfully weird analog synthesizer”

  1. iixorb says:

    Very nicely produced demonstration video – I was half expecting demonically possessed Clangers to pop up at one stage !

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