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Gotherman's aNamoNo Xmini - Mini Modular Synthesizer

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aNamoNo Xmini has a number of built-in "modules", like oscillators, samplers, analog filter, LFO's and so on. Every module has a number of modulation input connectors, and most modules also has a number of audio input connectors. For the modulation input connectors any modulation output from any other module can be connected. For the audio input connectors, any audio output from any other module can be connected. The analog filter also appears as a module.

To make everything work as fast and effective as possible, aNamoNo Xmini is not programmed behind any "OS". Everything is performed directly by the processor, and everything is programmed in assembly language, which is up to 30 times more effective than the C++ language, that most people program in, and it is programmed specificly for the aNamoNo Xmini hardware.

1024 preset slots and 1024 song slots are available, all user programmable.

Compared to anAmoNo X:

- 1 analog filter slot instead of 2
- Capacitive touch display instead of resistive touch
- Re-sizable touch keyboard with Y-mod, instead of fixed size (an advantage of the capacitive touch display)
- Touch navigation instead of button navigation
- 4 oscillators/samplers instead of 5
- Half the number of sequencer tracks
- 128 / 10 (or 22 Xpanded) minutes of samplings vs. 476 / 47 minutes
- Simplified trigger system
- Less knobs and buttons
- Only one Morph knob
- CV inputs are optional
- Audio input always goes through the analog filter, while it is separated on the anAmoNo X.

4 Oscillators/Samplers.

For each of the 4 oscillators, it is possible to select if it should act as an oscillator or a sampler.

In oscillator mode it generates a waveform that is morphable between sine, triangle, saw, pulse and feedback waves. Pulse width are adjustable for all waveform types. Each oscillator also has a suboscillator attached to them, that outputs a squarewave, one octave below the original pitch. The oscillators outputs both an audio range signal and a low frequency version of this at the same time, so the oscillators can function as both audio range sound/modulation and low frequency modulation, at the same time. Pitch, PW, wave and suboscillator level can be modulated. The oscillators can act as both audio and modulation sources.

In sampler mode it plays back any of the 128 storable samplings. Pitch, start point and length can be adjusted and modulated. Samples are chromatically tuned, and has a pitch range of 4 octaves above and 5 octaves below the original sample pitch. Loop mode can be set to Off, On or Free. In Free mode the sampling is constantly playing back, and is never re-trigged. So if you set it up to go through a VCA, and set this up to be opened by a trigger, a different portion of the sampling will be played back every time the VCA is opened. Samplings can act as both audio and modulation sources. Like the oscillators, the samples also outputs a low frequency version of itself, so samples can be used as low frequency modulation too.

Sampler modules can load and playback Little deFormer samples and use the chop points. It is also possible to create chop points in the anAmoNo X sample editor, and use these. Chops can be detected by level peaks or by single wavecycles. Single wavecycle chops are an easy way to make loops.

Swappable Analog Filter.

Located in a slot, that becomes visible, when removing the left side panel. aNamoNo Xmini will also work, without an analog filter installed. Different types of analog filters will be available, to mount in the slot.

The analog filter is used just like any other aNamoNo Xmini module. It is possible to route any modulation sources and audio signals to it, and it outputs to both the audio bus and the modulation bus. Cutoff frequency, peaks (space between 2 cutoff frequencies), and resonance can be adjusted and modulated. If the mounted filter has analog feedback, this can also be adjusted and modulated. LPF, BPF and HPF filter modes can be switched on and off. Most filters has 2 audio outputs. The mix between these can be adjusted and modulated. On the first filters, an analog overdrive circuit is placed on output 2, so turning up the Out1/2 knob, will add analog overdrive to the filter sound. The analog filter also has a G-Ray digital/analog feedback circuit attached.

8 ADSR Envelopes

4 VCA envelopes and 4 modulation envelopes. With linear/logarithmic characteristics and the modulation envelopes has an offset control.

4 LFO's.

4 LFO's with continuously adjustable waveform and rate. Both of these parameters can be modulated.

4 Random Generators.

Changes to a new random value every time they are triggered. Trigger sources can be trigger 1-4 and LFO 1-4.

4 CV/trigger inputs (optional).

Accepts up to +/- 15 volts. Internally scalable to work in +/- 12 volts, 0-12 volts, +/- 5 volts or 0-5 volt ranges. Input sample rate: 5 KHz.

4 CV/trigger ouputs (optional).

Can output all modulation sources and triggers in the range of 0-5 volts. Output sample rate: 22 KHz.

4x 64-step Note sequencers with MIDI Out.

Each Note track has 3 subtracks:
- Note: Note input by touch or by real-time record. Octave and bar selected by knobs. Steps on/off selected by touch.
- Gate Time: Values inputted by touch. Bar selected by knob. Steps on/off selected by touch.
- Delay Time: Values inputted by touch. Bar selected by knob. Steps on/off selected by touch.

8x 64-step control sequencers with MIDI Out.

Each Controller track has 2 subtracks:

-Control Values: Values inputted by touch. Bar selected by knob. Steps on/off selected by touch.
-Slide Time: Values inputted by touch. Bar selected by knob. Steps on/off selected by touch.

4 Effects Processors.

Effects present at the moment (more might be added):

- Digital filter/EQ - 16 filter types and 2 EQ types. Derived from Fuzion.
- Chorus - Gotharman's special chorus with an added Deep parameter, that adds space to the chorus.
- Pitch-Shifter - +/- 1 octave, +/- 2 octaves or +/- 4 octaves. Adustable sense.
- Stretcher - Tries to time stretch the input signal, while at the same time keeping up with it. Impossible? -Yes, indeed :-)
- FM - Adds self-FM to the input signal in +/- 1 octave, +/- 2 octaves or +/- 4 octaves ranges.
- Resonator - Adds space to the sound.
- Distortions - 4 types: Valve, Sine, Fuzz, Xdis.
- Pitch Shaper 1 and 2 - 1 and 2 input versions of Gotharman's special Pitch Shaper, that forces an audio signal to play back at a specific pitch, determined either by an adjustable frequency, or by the frequency of another audio signal.
- Glitch Shifter 1 and 2 - Imperfect pitch shifters.
- Wave Shaper - Re-shapes the input signal.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog, Digital
Synthesis: Sampling, Subtractive, Wave Table
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Sine, Triangle, White Noise
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO, Sequencer
Oscillator Notes:
+ morph between sine, triangle, saw, pulse and feedback waves
+ 128 Wavetables
+ Sampling from output
Sampling: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, Gated, Granular, Loop, One Shot (Phrase)
Sampling Notes:
+10 mins mono sample time
+ 22 mins mono sample time Xpanded
Envelopes: 8
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Triggered
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Sequencer
LFO: 8
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked
LFO Notes::
+ 4 LFOs
+ 4 Random Generators
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Patches RAM: 1024
Multipatches RAM: 1024
Storage: Internal, USB
Editing: USB
+ 4 Effects Processors
+ Wave Shaper, Distortion, Chorus, Delay, Gltich, EQ, Pitch Shift, Granular, FM, Resonator, More
+ 4 x 64-step Note sequencers
+ 8 x 64-step Control sequencers
Case: Desktop
Keyboard: 25 keys, Touch Screen
Controls: Velocity, Buttons, Knobs, Sequencer
Display Type: LED, TouchView, Backlit
Display Notes: Capacitive 3.2" colour TFT
Dimensions (WxDxH): 22 x 12.5 x 5 cm
Weight: 0.9 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Trigger In, Trigger Out
DAC Bits: 24
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Power: 9Vdc, 2A, 2.1 mm DC plug with positive tip
Year Released: 2017

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.gotharman.dk
MSRP List Price: 1,099 - 1,499 Euros - convert
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