The Make Noise Music 0Ì·-Coast pulls from both East and West â€” from Moog and Buchla â€” but stands alone as its own phenomenon, the "no-coast" Single-voice Patchable Synthesizer. Generally, the 0Ì·-Coast's front end/sound source components pull more from Buchla, and the contouring/dynamic circuits are more Moog-inspired. This desktop analog synth unit isn't made for your Eurorack case, but it is totally compatible with Eurorack modular synth signals â€” with the added benefit of MIDI to CV and MIDI to Gate functionality. The 0Ì·-Coast's four-stage envelope shaper and fast dynamics circuit make it well-suited for use with a keyboard MIDI controller, but of course, any MIDI controller will work. It's normalled for patchless synthesis and also designed for smooth MIDI utility, but feel free to experiment with the 0Ì·-Coast's powerful CV capabilities. It comes with patch cables, a power adapter, MIDI adapter, and mini to 1/4" jack adapter â€” as well as built-in stereo headphone out for monitoring your synthesis.
The 0Ì·-Coast measures only around 9" x 6", but every bit of its real estate is packed with energetic functionality, and the normalized connections are clearly marked on its surface for more intuitive, efficient music-making. It has Control, Oscillator, Overtone, Multiply, Slope, Contour, and Dynamics sections, each with dedicated panel control knobs, buttons, input and output jacks, and LED indicators to help you keep track of your signals. The 0Ì·-Coast is designed to generate its own signal, accept MIDI input, or smoothly handle its internal CV or CV input from other modules or controllers. Plus, its Oscillator section generates both triangle and square waves, which can be contoured, balanced, and otherwise modulated within and across the 0Ì·-Coast's permanent and normalized internal connections.
As the voice of the 0Ì·-Coast, the VCO generates both triangle and square waves. Either the triangle wave, with its few audible overtones, or the square wave, with many more, can be utilized as the fundamental; use the Balance panel control at the front panel's right side to blend in more or fewer overtones. The fundamental's frequency is determined by the Pitch panel controls, MIDI, and CV patched to 1V/Oct input â€” but you can also use the Fine control for even more precise tuning.