Zira came out of an idea I had to see how small I could build a synth and still get it to sound good. The prototype is based on the Korg NJM2069AD Filter/VCA chip, the reason for this being I had 8 lying around I bought a while back from Korg to build a polysynth with.
There are a small number of these being made, as supply is limited to NOS NJM2069s I can find.
Summary of it's features;
- Two oscillators, each with 48 waveforms
- One Sub oscillator
- Hard Sync of oscillators
- Two ADSRs, one VCF, one VCA
- One LFO
- Multiple modulation routing options
- 64 patch memories
- MIDI updatable firmware
A demo tune, Depeche Mode "See You"
All tracks, except drums, performed on Zira.