In order to add an extra ‘voice’ to my mobile setup (more on that later) I got a Nebulophone from Bleep Labs. The Nebulophone is a tiny (very tiny) monophonic arduino based synth that packs a might punch and an impressive feature set.
You can read all about it at the Bleep Labs website, but suffice it to say that this little instrument sounded and played better than I imagined. I had a chance to play it at a jam session yesterday and it added some impressive sounds and textures to the set.
It has 5 waveforms that all sound very raw and punchy. The built in, programmable arpeggiator also adds a lot of fun. Even though the interface is very bare in terms of buttons and pots it’s still not complicated to grasp, and as a small, improvisational source of randomness and uncertainty it sounded fantastic.