omniverse xSynth is a digital instrument written in ChucK programming language, as a digital modular synthesizer. To gain the tactile sensibility of an analogue synthesizer, the Novation SL MKII and Novation LaunchPad were used as an interface.

The xSynth was developed during a sound programming workshop CAAD ETHz thought by sound artist Johannes Sistermans, Nikola Marinčić and Jorge Orozco, and took part in the Probabilistic Orchestra, a laptop orchestra of digital or electronic instruments at the Honggerberg ETHz campus.


xSynth Features:

  • 3 Digital Oscillators – sin/saw/triangle
  • 3 LFOs, hardsyncable
  • 2 FM oscillators
  • Noise generator
  • Low Pass Filter
  • Arpeggiator
  • Patch matrix
  • 5 note polyphony
  • Remote OSC functionality
  • Step sequencer

Video editing: Demetris Shammas
Sound recording & mixing: Achilleas Xydis

Chair for CAAD ETHz / 2014