Melbourne Instruments' description of the Melbourne Instruments NINA 12-voice analog polysynth with motorized controls.
NINA: analog and magnetic.
NINA is the world’s first fully motorized analog synthesizer. Synth players have dreamt of this feature for decades, and now it’s finally available. Instantly recall your presets and layers, see exactly how the sound was created, or pick up from where you were last working.
Musicians, Producers & Sound Designers can finally enjoy the flexibility of Soft Synth control from a real, physical instrument.
What makes NINA different?
NINA combines the tactile and sonic qualities of classic analog synths with modern functionality, patch recall, [motorized knobs based on drone motor technology], and automation.
12 Voice Polyphony.
Fully analog signal path.
Motorized recallable and automatable control panel using long lasting zero wear encoders with the feel and precision of analog pots.
Variable shape triangle oscillators. Continuously morph wave-shape between triangle and sawtooth to find new timbres. Different to a traditional blend.
4 pole transistor ladder VCF with modulatable resonance.
Huge voice-level filter overdrive.
Digital Wavetable Oscillator.
Deep Modulation Matrix. 16 sources to 27 destinations.
Patch morphing for complex expressive effects.
Stereo 4 Quadrant VCAs with Infinite Panning effects.
Onboard digital effects.
16 Step Sequencer
Multitimbral, layered, split, or overlapping.
Hackable Open Source software built on a powerful Raspberry Pi 4 running Elk Audio OS.
4 x assignable combo audio + CV inputs, including 1 Mic.
Connect class compliant USB MIDI controllers directly.
Connect NINA as a class compliant USB MIDI and audio device for direct automation and integration with a DAW.
Standard DIN MIDI IN, OUT, and THRU.
4 x assignable line outputs.