“I’ve wanted an 8-bit, chiptune synth for a while, and the Atmegatron fits the bill. It’s pretty nasty, and it’s nice to have a synth that pretty much does what I want it to straight out of the box, other than a bit of EQing.
“The fact that you can load other machines into it is really interesting. There’s a wavetable and pseudo polysynth for it as well as a drum machine. That idea of it being able to be multiple instruments in one box is fascinating.
“I’ve ordered the special cable you need, and when that comes I can load up the drum machine software. It’s cheap enough and small enough to take out live, too, and it’s very sturdily built. Obviously, it was £300, so you wouldn’t want it getting smashed, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world like if you were taking a big synth out.”