Hansy1010 Is a Gorgeous Open-Source Analog DIY Synth

Hansy1010 hybrid-analog synthesizer just got a makeover. This cool sounding DIY and open-source synth now has a fetching new color. Listen to it in action below.

Hailing from Grenoble in France, Hansy synthesizer is the brainchild of Gilles Lacaud. When Arturia released the MiniBrute, Gilles thought he could make something similar. Over 2 years ago he began from humble beginnings with "an evaluation board from ATMEL for the XMEGA and a Korg Monotron". Soon after he moved on to "an analog filter from Mutable Instrument, the SMR4MKII, and an eeprom to store the sounds". 

 Hansy1010 features lovely screens too! 

You can read the full story and download the manual for the Hansy on the website here. But, basically, Gilles designed his own board with filter and created an open-source synth with a lot of interesting features. Hansy, which relies upon the Nucleo STM32L152 as its brain, stands for hybrid analog numeric synth.

On January 3rd, Gilles posted photos of his smart new color faceplate for the Hansy1010 which is certainly worth showing off. 

Here's photos, a video of Hansy1010 in action and the main features/spec of this curiously cool analog synthesizer.

Oh, and before you ask Hansy1010 is not for sale right now. However, Gilles is open to selling PCB for the synth and much more. You'll need to contact him for more info. Also, you can find schematics for everything except the softawre on his site (link at end of article).

Here's the most recent video showing what Hansy1010 is capable of:

Rear view of Hansy1010

Main Features

  • Duophonic Hybrid synthesizer : Mono or Duo Mode
  • Large Interface with 4*40 LCD and OLED (128*64)/ 8 Potentiometers / 16 Push Button and one Joystick
  • 256 memory locations
  • Digital Oscillators / Analog Filter
  • Filter : Mutable instrument SMR4 MKII
  • 4 or 2 poles
  • Cutoff and Resonance
  • Keyboard tracking positive or negative
  • Oscillator waveform
  • Legacy waveform: Sine/Tri/Saw/Square/PWM/Random
  • Special waveform: TriSquare/SawSquare/Pro2/MKS
  • Wavetable : over 4300 wavetables from AKWF Adventure kids
  • Noise generator
  • Transpose and detune
  • Osc2 can be route to cutoff frequency
  • Phase Distortion
  • One Sub Osc per Osc
  • Sub Waveform : Sine/Tri/Saw/Square/Pulse1/Pulse2/Pulse3
  • Sub Type: -2 / -1 / 0 Octave or 5Th Up or 5Th Down
  • Combi between OSC and SubOsc : ADD/MULTIPLY/XOR/ENTERLACE
  • Wave Morphing and Wave shaping possibility (2 parameters per OSC)
  • 3 LFO
  • LFO Waveform : Sine/Tri/Saw/Inv/Random/Lag
  • LFO Sync: Free/Key/delay
  • 4 ADSR envelope Generator with positive and negative amount
  • VCF Negative and positive Amount
  • VCA
  • Pitch route to OSC1/OSC2 or OSC1&2
  • Extended
  • Glide
  • External Analog audio input
  • Midi In and Out with soft Thru
  • Sequencer and Arpeggiator ( 1 Sequence or Arp per Sound)
  • 24 Step 
  • 8 Parameters per step: Transpose/Velocity/Cutoff/Gate/Glide/Noise/Ex1/Ex2
  • Swing
  • Sequencer or Arp send to Midi channel
  • Midi Sync In and Out
  • Assignable Pitch bend and Mod wheel
  • Sound and Library manager software on PC

Want to buy a Hansy1010? Contact Gilles via his website.




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