Superbooth 21 is coming and the Greek boutique synth company Dreadbox is showing the Nymphes, a new portable 6-voice polyphonic analog Synthesizer with a hands-on user interface.
The Nymphes is purely an analog 6-voice synthesizer featuring a single oscillator and a sub-oscillator. The primary oscillator has a waveform parameter that allows you to seamlessly shape the waveform from one to another. It also features a noise generator. All of this is complemented by a resonance-capable 24dB lowpass filter with accurate tracking and a 6dB high pass filter.
For modulation, it features two ADSR envelopes and two multi-wave LFOs (1 per voice + 1 generic). The generic LFO (LFO 2) may target any and all parameters with a varied amount to each one at the same time. It seems to be a versatile modulation source that goes up into the FM range, with five waveforms, a key track, and fade in/out.
Polyphonic, unison, tri, duo, mono, and chord are the six playing modes available. You may save up to 7 chords on each setting using the Chord feature. There are 49 presets and 49 factory sounds to choose from and there is also a digital reverb by Sinevibes that is applied at the end of the chain.
The Nymphes interface is extremely small and thin. It contains control components for every function on the interface, giving it a retro feel. Some need the use of a shift key and a preconfigured browser or an OLED display, as seen on the Typhon, which is totally absent here. Everything is configured immediately on the interface, and presets are also physically saved via a large knob. It has 98 settings saved in memory (49 factory, 49 user).
At a Glance
- All Analog Synthesizer (except for the reverb)
- 6 Voices Polyphony
- 12 Envelopes and 7 LFOs (2 Envelope/voice, 1 LFO/voice + 1 generic LFO)
- 6 different playing modes
- 98 Presets Memory (49 factory and 49 user)
- MIDI over USB or via DIN5 with Full CC in and out documentation
- USB powered (1.5 Watts)
- ¼ MONO TS Jack Out
- ⅛ Headphones Out
More information here: Dreadbox