A project log for Moon Germs

A one-handed portable synthesizer from the future

kenneth-marutKenneth Marut 10/17/2018 at 14:370 Comments

Super excited to have made it through to the finals! I'm really proud and honored, thanks to the judges for liking my work!

With that being said, the deadline for the finalist submissions is less than a week away, but I'm going to see if I can work in a couple more interesting features before then. As I've been thinking more and more about this project, I've really started to get a better feel for what this instrument does best. I've realized that as a monophonic, drone-y noise machine, this synthesizer sounds best in the lower registers. The de-tune feature really fattens up the sound and really reminds me of this track from the Blade Runner soundtrack. In the next couple days I'm going to see what I can do to widen the preset sounds even more and make them more dynamic. I'm also going to decrease the range of the instrument so that it focuses more in the lower range. 

I'm going to take a shot at building a simple desktop app to build your own custom sounds with minimal knobs/sliders. I want the entire experience of using the device to be straightforward and easy to use, but still very dynamic and fun!

 We'll see how far I get...