Soulsby Synthesizers is a synthesizer manufacturing company run entirely by its founder Paul Soulsby.
The company was setup in January 2013 and the first year has been spent developing the Atmegatron.
Soulsby has been using synthesizers since he was a kid and started programming computers when he was 8. It took 26 years to think of combining the two skills! He studied Music Technology at the University of York and went on to work in various jobs in the media industry involving either sound engineering or computer programming. The Atmegatron is his debut synthesizer.
The Atmegatron is a revolutionary synthesizer that takes classic 80s Chiptune sounds and adds powerful new features.
Musicians will love it because it is quick and easy to create and manipulate amazing sounds. The Atmegatron can do everything from bright square wave leads, to dirty basses, to wild sci-fi effects.
Programmers will love it because it is built on the Arduino platform and the software is open source.
The Odytron software simulates the specification of a classic analogue synth but in an 8-bit environment. The result is a fascinating combination of analogue warmth and 8-bit grit.
The Odytron is 100% Atmegatron compatible and comes bundled with 3 overlays and a programmer cable. This means that it is essentially 4 synths for the price of one. The overlays for the alternative synth engines are: Atmegatron (the classic software), Atmegadrum (drum machine) & Delayertron (delay effects synth).