Elektor LogoThis webinar covers an open source, open hardware digital music synthesizer platform based on a software port from the well-known Atmegatron. The J²B Synthesizer project is described in Elektor magazine, edition January & February 2015. Instead of a single-channel 8-bit Arduino based design, the J²B Synthesizer employs a powerful 32-bit Cortex M3 processor to produce two channels of sound. The novel sound engine offers a large choice of filter and distortion algorithms resulting in a unique sound with a bite. The platform is 100% open to personal adaptation and taste. Even the mechanical design is open, and so is this webinar. Headphones on!
  • Monophonic 9-bit synthesizer
  • 32 waveforms + user defined
  • 15 filter types
  • 2 envelope generators
  • LFO with 16 waveforms
  • 15-pattern arpeggiator
  • 16 patch memories
  • 6 live controls
  • MIDI
  • Patch saving/loading over MIDI
  • NXP LPC1347 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller
  • 2 output channels
  • Open Source & Open Hardware design
About the Presenter
Clemens Valens is a member of the international editorial staff of Elektor magazine. He has almost 20 years experience in embedded systems design. Clemens is currently focused on sound synthesis techniques, rapid prototyping and the popularisation of technology.