Melbourne Instruments NINA 12-voice analog polysynth Signature Edition (serial number #002 signed by Ian Overliese, Connor Hansen, and David Klopsteins)
Melbourne Instruments' description of the Melbourne Instruments NINA 12-voice analog polysynth with motorized controls.
THE MIDIUM® CURATOR'S NOTE: Signature Edition, The Midium® exclusive.
Cam: Recognizing the people behind a musical instrument's creation is as vital as recognizing the artist who plays it, along with the audience who appreciates it. In that spirit, The Midium® asked our friends at Melbourne Instruments to please provide us with a unit we could showcase as part of our Signature Edition Collection. As an apt representation of the work, time, and energy their team put into its development, Melbourne Instruments sent us unit #002, which is signed by Founder and CEO Ian Overliese, Software Engineer Connor Hansen, and Electrical Engineer David Klopsteins. A special commemorative plate featuring the #002 serial number has been affixed to this unit by Melbourne Instruments, and Director of Sales and Marketing Rex Foster has signed an official Certificate of Authenticity that is also included with the unit.
It is our goal at The Midium® to ensure that the Artist who purchases this unit feels a closer connection with their Melbourne Instruments NINA knowing that the three founding members of the Melbourne Instruments team signed it, thus memorializing NINA's development and creating a relic of Melbourne Instruments' history. We keep the price of our limited Signature Edition Collection instruments the same as unsigned units––although the Signature Edition Collection does not partake in promotional pricing––since it is a firmly held belief at The Midium® that our unique instruments should be available to as many Artists as possible. The Midium® and Melbourne Instruments hope that the Artist who purchases this historic instrument enjoys it for many years to come, and that it inspires them throughout their lifelong artistic journey.
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.