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Synthino XM Synthesizer a GetLoFi and nootropic design collaboration project now official!

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Friends and fans, its true over last year I have been busy contributing to the design of the Synthino XM Polyphonic MIDI Synthesizer. It is now official and available for pre-order on Kickstarter. We added many experimental musician friendly features, arpeggiator and live groovebox mode. We are very proud of this because it is possible to change its sounds and functions with software. Glitch mode, sure, Video Game sounds, no problem in due time. The code will be available for people to modify themselves also. Its been a long road and many many many hours went into this, we really hope that you all consider supporting us. The Kickstarter will have 100 Synthino XM units at only $129, and a handful of Early Delivery units for $139. This is a great piece of hardware, it sounds amazing, it is slick, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to use.
Userful Links:
Kickstarter Page
Synthino on Facebook
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KICKSTARTER: Lo-Fi SES: Hackable 8-bit instrument

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The Lo-Fi SES (Sound Entertainment System) makes the process of playing an instrument easy by providing a video game controller interface for the lo-fi instrument. The d-pad allows you to change or record tracks, the buttons play the various sounds, and the l/r dials dynamically effect the frequency of the sounds as you are playing them.

A combination of things make this instrument unique. It is a fully open (hardware and software) audio platform, compatible with the Arduino ecosystem, and uses an innovative cart-based expansion system. Yay cartridges!!! The instrument is super approachable for level 1 musicians, but it is designed to be fun no matter what level you are at. The higher-level users can hack on the software via a “USB: a Link to the Hack” cart or even design a custom cart themselves. (I have a strong desire to see someone create a ridiculous rumble pack. You could make it rumble to the beat for some superfluous haptic feedback.) Also, the USB cart solves a common complaint for other lo-fi instruments: it allows you to swap out the sounds with ones of your own design!

The Lo-Fi SES lets you level up your music skills and look good while doing it. Join the adventure and we can rock out together!
More information can be found on the Kickstarter page:
Kickstarter Page

Although GetLoFi coolness approved this product is not related to GetLoFi.com