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MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA 12-Voice Analog Polyphonic Multitimbral Synthesizer with Motorized Controls

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MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA 12-Voice Analog Polyphonic Multitimbral Synthesizer with Motorized Controls
Key Features
  • Motorized Control Panel
  • Recallable and Automatable
  • 4-Part Multitimbral, Layering, Splits
  • Variable Shape Triangle Core Oscillator
Musicians, sound designers, and synthesizer enthusiasts will rejoice over the MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA, a 12-voice analog polyphonic and multitimbral synthesizer featuring revolutionary motorized controls and patch recall that finally enables real-time control surface display and automation of which synth players have dreamt for decades.
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MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Motorized Control Surface
  • 3Oscillators
  • 4VCF
  • 5VCA
  • 6Unison Polyphony
  • 7Modulation Matrix
  • 8Patch Morphing
  • 9ADSR Envelope Generators
  • 10Multitimbral Layers
  • 11Effects
  • 12Sequencer
  • 13Onboard Computer and Powerful OS
  • 14Connectivity

Musicians, sound designers, and synthesizer enthusiasts will rejoice over the MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA, a 12-voice analog polyphonic and multitimbral synthesizer featuring revolutionary motorized controls and patch recall that finally enables real-time control surface display and automation of which synth players have dreamt for decades.

By combining the lush thick sound qualities and hands-on immediacy of classic analog synths with the versatility, advanced functionality, and MIDI compatibility found on modern digital equipment, the NINA is an intelligent, yet unique sounding analog synthesizer that seamlessly integrates into your creative workflow and live performance. Rack ears available separately.

Motorized Control Surface
  • The introduction of motorized knobs overcomes the mismatch that conventional synthesizers present when changing patches. NINA’s knobs instantly update to predefined positions anytime you change patch, and adjust automatically during console operation, patch morphing, and modulation to accurately display current settings.
  • The motorized knobs feel exactly like conventional analog potentiometers, but with the ability to instantly switch between a rotary dial and a multiple position switch to better cater for what you’re controlling and the amount of variance required.
  • The tune controls use this feature to switch between coarse step detuning, which works like a rotary switch, and fine detuning, which feels just like a standard potentiometer.
  • The motors can also change the amount of resistance that you feel, creating a tighter feel, or change positions to add end stops, zero detents and notched effects.
  • The controllers are incredibly precise with more than 16,000 steps of stable accuracy across a single rotation. This level of control allows for super-accurate recall and precise tuning adjustments, giving you the ability to finesse the sound exactly as you desire.
Oscillators
  • 3 Oscillators per voice (2 analog VCOs, 1 digital wavetable)
  • Oscillator 1 and 2 waveforms morphable between triangle, sawtooth, and blend with the pulse wave
  • Suboctave mode for VCO 1 square wave
  • Hard Sync Oscillator 2 from VCO 1
  • Fine and Course tune control with up to 8-octave range
  • 96 kHz 24-bit wavetable oscillator resolution
  • User loadable wavetables
  • Selectable Fuzz & Noise sources—Pink, White, Oscillator 1 and 2 XOR (Fuzz), or external input
  • LFO with selectable shapes, modulatable rate and level controls
VCF
  • Classic 4-pole transistor ladder VCF
  • Modulatable resonance, available as a matrix destination
  • Extremely overdrivable, or perfectly smooth low-noise modes
VCA
  • Traditional ADSR envelope with ultrafast slopes possible
  • Melbourne Instruments designed four-quadrant VCA
  • Stereo: 2 VCAs per voice
  • Infinite panning
Unison Polyphony
  • Play up to 12 voices in unison or polyphonically.
  • Mono Triggered and Legato modes.
  • Selectable polyphonic panning schemes
Modulation Matrix
  • Extensive modulation matrix with 16 sources and 27 destinations (no bus count limitation)
  • Morphable modulation settings
  • Quick to edit MOD mode. Select a source and dial in amounts instantly on control panel
  • All MOD amounts are through zero (bipolar)
Patch Morphing
  • Morph between patches to create unique, evolving timbres
  • Morph entire patches including both modulation matrices
ADSR Envelope Generators
  • 2 ADSR envelopes available as mod sources
  • Modulate Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, and Level, using velocity or any other mod source
Multitimbral Layers
  • Up to 4 layers for 4 timbres controllable via MIDI channel and note ranges.
  • User selectable number of assigned voices per layer.
  • Assignable keyboard splits.
Effects
  • Upgradable VST3 effects algorithms built on an Open Source architecture.
  • 96 kHz 24-bit resolution
  • Parallel or Series mix modes. Parallel mode retains analog sound.
Sequencer
  • Up to 16 step polyphonic
  • Adjustable note value
  • Hold mode
  • Send sequencer to arpeggiator
  • Tempo sync from external source
Onboard Computer and Powerful OS
Hackable open-source software built on a powerful Raspberry Pi 4 computer running Elk Audio OS.
Connectivity
Audio Out

  • 4 assignable line level outputs
  • Stereo main outputs with effects
  • Aux outputs (3 and 4)
  • Headphone output

Audio In

  • 3 TRS Balanced Line or CV Inputs
  • 1 TRS/XLR Combo. Mic for line/CV input
  • CV +/-10V max. Analog gain and offset trim
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MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS NINA Specs

Key Specs
Sound Generation
Analog
Maximum Polyphony
12 Voice
Audio I/O
2x 1/4" TRS Stereo Line Output (1 Stereo Pair)
2x 1/4" TRS Line/Aux Output
1x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced or Unbalanced Mono Mic/Line Input
3x 1/4" TRS Balanced or Unbalanced Mono Line Input
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Stereo Headphone Output
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
1x DIN 5-Pin Thru
CV/Gate I/O
4x 1/4" TRS CV Input
Patch Points
No
Eurorack Current Consumption
Not Specified by Manufacturer
General
Item Type
Desktop Synth Module
Sound Generation
Analog
Keyboard
No
Expression Controls
No
Number of Pads
No
Display
Monochrome LCD
Sounds
Maximum Polyphony
12 Voice
Multitimbrality
4-Part
Built-In Effects
Yes
Performance Functions
Arpeggiator, Layer, Sequencer, Split/Layer, Transpose
Built-In Speaker
No
Synthesis
Oscillators
2x Variable (Sawtooth, Sine, Square)
1x Variable (Wavetable)
Mixer
Oscillator, Sub-Oscillator, Oscillator 2, Oscillator 3, White Noise, Pink Noise
Amplifiers
2x VCA per Voice
Envelopes
2x Assignable Envelope Generator per Voice: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters
Number of Filters: 1 per Voice
Characteristic: Analog Ladder
Type: Low-Pass
Slope: 4-Pole/24 dB
LFOs
Number of LFOs: 1x Global
Modulation Matrix
43-Slot per Patch (16 Sources / 27 Destinations)
Sequencing & Recording
Sequencer
Yes
Arpeggiator
Yes
Connectivity
Audio I/O
2x 1/4" TRS Stereo Line Output (1 Stereo Pair)
2x 1/4" TRS Line/Aux Output
1x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced or Unbalanced Mono Mic/Line Input
3x 1/4" TRS Balanced or Unbalanced Mono Line Input
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Stereo Headphone Output
Pedal Support
No
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
1x DIN 5-Pin Thru
CV/Gate I/O
4x 1/4" TRS CV Input
Control Voltage Level
±10 V
Patch Points
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
USB I/O
2x USB-A (Class-Compliant , Device/Controller Connection)
1x USB-C (Host Connection)
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Bluetooth
No
Compatibility
Included Software
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Eurorack Current Consumption
Not Specified by Manufacturer
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC/DC Power Adapter
12 VDC at 8 A (Included)
Physical
Color
Black / Orange
Included Accessories
No
Dimensions
17.6 x 9.1 x 2.8" / 44.6 x 23 x 7.1 cm
Weight
12.1 lb / 5.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
17.425 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.4 x 12.8 x 6.8"

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