Founded in 2004 by engineer and sonic explorer Dr Yu Endo, Sonicware are bringing exciting developments to the synthesizer.
The ELZ-1 is the first hardware product from the company and is a sound making powerhouse with 9 synthesizer engines in a beautifully made diminutive form factor.Visit Site
The Sonicware ELZ_1 was developed as a powerful tool to develop unique sounds that can be incorporated in to your compositions and performances. To create unique sounds, you need unique set of tools; this led to the development of nine synthesis engines from the ground up with the Sonicware mindset.
Each synthesizer engine opens up new possibilities for sound creation:
FM SYNTH (4 operators with feedback and detuning)
8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH (waveform editing and morphing with FM mode)
DNA EXPLORER (extract and generate waveforms from audio)
SiGRINDER (granular synthesizer engine)
STANDARD OSC (sin, square, triangle and saw waves)
LOW-BIT OSC (sin, square, triangle and saw waves)
CUSTOM OSC (blend between two oscillators)
MASKED NOISE(Noise synth engine)
SAND FLUTE(Noise synth engine)
To further develop your sounds, the ELZ_1 has a number of filters including high pass, low pass, band pass, peaking and notch.
A bank of useful effects are also included - OverDrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Chorus, Vibrato, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, AutoPan, RingModulator, AutoWah, StereoDelay, TapeEcho, ReverseDelay, Room, Hall, Plate, Custom Reverb.
The arpeggiator has eight different modes - Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, Up&Down, Down&Up, Random and Play Order.
A USB connector on the rear provides not only MIDI connectivity but allows you to back up your sound patches and update the device with the latest firmware.Find out more