The UK’s Analogue Solutions have been mainstays of the boutique market for years, producing everything from modular synths to sequencers for a list of customers which includes dozens of famous names.
The latest offering from Tom Carpenter’s fertile imagination is a no-holds-barred monosynth, the Nyborg-12. The company’s statement of intent sums up the approach: “Nyborg is a precision electronic musical instrument. No compromise has been made with the construction of Nyborg. Cheaper options in parts have not been used.”
So what do you get for your money? A hand-built module with two VCOs, a multi-mode VCF, two envelope generators, an LFO and built-in MIDI. And how does it sound? Incredible. This is analogue synthesis at its finest; pure, unrestrained vintage muscle. You can even connect up to four Nyborgs together to create a four-voice polysynth. Don’t pretend you’re not tempted.