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Superbooth 2022: We need to torque about Gamechanger Audio’s Motor Synth MkII

SUPERBOOTH 2022: Gamechanger Audio has been tinkering away in its workshop and come up with Motor Synth MkII, a new version of the instrument that was released in 2019.

This is powered by a unique motor oscillator engine, a system of electro-motors that are able to instantly change their rotation speed and produce musical notes. These motors can produce sine, saw, square and M waveforms, the latter being created by a set of electromagnetic pickups that are placed next to each motor’s rotating inner coils.

New in Motor Synth MkII you’ll find separate multimode analogue filters, a redesigned modulation section, an additional digital voice equipped with a separate envelope, a portamento section, and a digital multimode filter. There are two separate Motor voices with four electro-motor oscillators each, with each voice capable of operating in mono, unison and four-note polyphonic modes.

Undoubtedly, Motor Synth is designed to appeal to the musician who wants something a little different, both in terms of sound - expect “unusual tonal and timbral qualities” - and visuals. It’ll be available later this year.

Find out more on the Gamechanger Audio (opens in new tab) website.

Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth MkII

(Image credit: Gamechanger Audio)

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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