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Soundscape Synthesizer

LIVEN Ambient Ø

$239.00

Initial 100 units will start shipping from July 24th  SOLDOUT
Second batch will start shipping from July 30th  SOLDOUT
Third batch will start shipping from August 19th  SOLDOUT
Fourth batch will start shipping from September 5th

We will ship orders on a first-come, first-served basis. The daily production and shipment quantity is small, so if you want one soon, please order now.

 

Your Personal Soundscape:
Conversations between Oscillating Tones and Your Mind

 

Overview  

Immersive Ambient Generator
4 layers of tone and texture—Drone, Pad, Atmos, and Noise—merge to generate resonance and transformation.

● Blendwave Modulation Synthesis
Newly developed synth-engine with 6 structures, designed to create undulating and fluctuating tones.

● Noise and Space
The Noise layer processes 8-second stereo sampling loops with noise blending and pitch modulation.

● Extensive Effects Section
9 types of lush Reverb with shimmer, plus 6 types of effects including Tape Delay and Stereo Chorus.

● Sequencer on Each Layer
Records performances and evolving tonal changes.

 

 

 

Immersive Ambient Generator

4 layers of tone and textureDrone, Pad, Atmos, and Noise—merge to generate deep resonance and continuous transformation.

Ambient Ø (zero) is incredibly easy to use. Start by playing a tone from one layer using the note hold function. While listening closely, simply tweak the knobs to modify the tone and add other layers to shape a pleasing sound.

 

Blendwave Modulation Synthesis

We conducted extensive research into creating undulating and fluctuating tones for Ambient Ø, resulting in the development of a new wavetable-based synthesis.

Blendwave Modulation Synthesis combines 6 unique structures with 32 WAVEs featuring complex harmonic transitions, making it easy to create powerful low drones, lush pads, and transparent pizzicatos, perfect for Ambient Music.

4 knobs/8 parameters offer a wide range of tone creation.

A WAVE contains 128 harmonic tables, allowing for diverse tonal changes such as moving from basic waveforms to complex harmonics. The WAVE is represented by a yin-yang icon, with the yin representing moves in the reverse direction through the tables during modulation.

6 Structures

Each structure has a different number of oscillators and modulation circuits. ATMOS 1 applies ring modulation, while ATMOS 2 applies FM modulation.

 

Noise and Space

The Noise layer includes 8 specially selected nature sounds, offering noise blending, pitch adjustment and modulation to infuse unique spatial characteristics.

Additionally, it allows for up to 8 seconds of stereo sampling from the line input, letting you create personalized textures.

NOISE Sample file converter that allows you to easily import your own audio files into the Noise layer.

 

Extensive Effects Section

Ambient Ø is equipped with 9 types of lush reverb, each offering unique spatial dimensions and brightness settings. You can individually adjust the reverb send and shimmer send (for layering octaves) for each layer.

In addition to the reverb, the Ambient Ø offers an master effect unit with Tape Delay, Reverse Delay, Overdrive, Bit/Rate Crush, Tilt EQ, and Stereo Chorus.

 

Sequencer on Each Layer

You can not only layer the four tones, but each layer also includes a sequencer that allows you to record keyboard performances.
Furthermore, you can record changes in numerous parameters, including level, pan, and filter movement over time.

 

Sequence up to 64 steps per pattern.

Random playback of sequence phrases.

Probability of notes sounding can be set from 25 - 100%.

Program notes step by step or record them in real time. Additionally, you can also input notes to specific steps while the sequencer is playing to add variation.


Overwrite notes in real-time with one touch while playing back sequence phrases.

 

The Parameter Lock function allows you to record knob changes into your patterns. This can be recorded live, or programmed in step by step.

 

 

 

 

 

16 Ambient Sound Pattern Palettes, crafted by expert sound designers
No need to start from scratch. Choose a palette that fits your mood, start playing tones, tweak the knobs, and layer them following your heart. Thus, your inner thoughts and emotions will be crafted into sound.

 

Play On The Go: Portable, Built-in speaker, and Battery-powered
Leave your usual workspace and try using Ambient Ø in your living room or outdoors. As its evolving sounds mixes with the surrounding environmental noises, you are likely to experience genuine Ambient Music.

 

 

Soundscape Synthesizer

LIVEN Ambient Ø

 

Initial 100 units will start shipping from July 24th  SOLDOUT
Second batch will start shipping from July 30th  SOLDOUT
Third batch will start shipping from August 19th  SOLDOUT
Fourth batch will start shipping from September 5th

We will ship orders on a first-come, first-served basis. The daily production and shipment quantity is small, so if you want one soon, please order now.

VAT/Taxes and customs duties are not included in the price. Depending on your location, you may need to pay these upon receipt of the item.

For customers in the USA

We ship free to the USA. Customs duties are exempted for orders of $800 or less.
 
For customers in the UK and Europe
We ship free to the UK and Europe. VAT/Customs duties are not included in the price. Depending on your location, you may need to pay these upon receipt of the item.

 

 

Specifications

[Synthesizer]
- Note Hold function
- 128 Sound Pattern Palettes (incl. 16 types of preset palettes)
- Mixing including level/pan for each layer
- Layer (Sound) copy and paste function
- Tune All function changes the pitch of all layers (±1 octave in 20-cent steps, adjustable in 1-cent step)
- Standard polyphony: 10 voices (depending the structure’s oscillators x simultaneous voices)

4 Layer Construction
Drone, Pad, Atmos Layers

- New Blendwave Modulation Synthesis for creating undulating and fluctuating tones
- 6 Structures, 32 Waves
  Drone 1: 2 oscillators, modulates Detune
  Drone 2: 2 oscillators, modulates Harmonics
  Pad 1: 3 oscillators, modulates Harmonics
  Pad 2: 3 oscillators, modulates Harmonics
  Atmos 1: 1 oscillator, ring modulation on output
  Atmos 2: 2 oscillators (frequency modulation), modulates Pitch
<Voice mode>
- Polyphonic mode
- Mono mode (adjustable glide time)
- Legato mode (adjustable glide time)
- Unison mode (adjustable detune)
- Arpeggiator modes (Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, Up&Down, Down&Up, Up+1, Up+2, Down-1, Down-2, Random, Play Order)

Noise Layer
- 1 Structure, 8 Waves
  Noise: 1 oscillator, modulates Pitch
- Loop or One-shot playback, White noise mixing
- 16bit - 32kHz Linear PCM sampling (stereo)
- Up to 8 seconds of sampling per sample (crossfade settings from 1 to 4 seconds)
- Auto start sampling function with the input level (input level can be set)
- Import and export of a slot of samples (via MIDI)
    *Import of audio files from PC/Mac is not supported.
<Voice Mode>
- Polyphonic mode
- Mono mode (adjustable glide time)
- Legato mode (adjustable glide time)
- Arpeggiator modes (Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, Up&Down, Down&Up, Up+1, Up+2, Down-1, Down-2, Random, Play Order)

Each layer has its own envelope, filter and 2LFOs.
<Envelope generator>

- Attack
- Release

<Filter>
- Low Pass Filter
- High Pass Filter
- Band Pass Filter

<LFO>
- 2 LFOs assignable to various parameters (individually adjustable)
- Adjustable LFO Shapes and trigger count

[Effects]
9 types of high-quality reverb (Send amount to reverb and shimmer adjustable per layer)
- Small.L
- Small.M
- Small.H
- Large.L
- Large.M
- Large.H
- Infinity.L
- Infinity.M
- Infinity.H

6 types of diverse master effects
- Tape Delay
- Reverse Delay
- Overdrive
- Bit/Rate Crush
- Tilt EQ
- Stereo Chorus

The above reverb and master effects can also be applied to external sources from the LINE IN.

[Sequencer]
- 4 tracks (1 track on each layer)
- Up to 64 steps per pattern
- Step length can be set from 1/1 to 1/32 or 2/1(Breve) to 8/1(Maxima)
- Real-time recording
- Overwrite REC function for real-time sequence replacement
- Directly enter notes for each step when playback is on or off
- Enter longer notes (Tied notes)
- Metronome and pre-count function
- Step copy and paste function
- Track copy and paste function
- Duplicate to extend a sequence
- Transpose function
- Pattern BPM / Global BPM can be set
- Pattern chain function (Loop playback possible)
- Track level and pan can be set independently
- Parameter Lock function to record parameter settings for each step
- Sound Lock function to record sound settings for each step
- Note playback probability can be set from 25 to 100% for each step
- RANDOM function to play back steps in random order

[MIDI]
- Notes, control changes, clock input/output
- Import and export user data
- Firmware update via Sysex

[Unit]
<Keyboard>
27 keys (with a hold function)

<Knobs>
- 15 physical control knobs
- Optional LATCH function prevents jumps in value when knob position and parameter values do not match.
- One physical encoder for fine adjustments.
- LCD dot indicates when a parameter value matches the saved value, or when the value has been changed.

<Audio in>
- LINE IN (stereo 3.5mm mini-jack)
- Compatible with Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Series SYNC IN

<Audio out>
- Stereo line out (stereo 3.5mm mini jack)
- Headphone out (stereo 3.5mm mini jack)
- Compatible with Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator2 Series SYNC OUT
- Built in speaker

<Interfaces>
- MIDI IN connector (5-Pin DIN type)
- MIDI OUT connector (5-Pin DIN type)
- SYNC IN jack (monaural 3.5mm mini jack)
- SYNC OUT jack (monaural 3.5mm mini jack)

<Size>
297mm (W) x 176mm (D) x 48mm (H)
11.7 in (W) x 6.92 in (D) x 1.89 in (H)

<Weight>
790g
1.74lb.

<Power supply>
- 9V DC output AC adapter
Current: 1A or greater, Plug Type: EIAJ3 Standard, Inner Diameter: 1.7mm, Outer Diameter: 4.75mm, Polarity: Center +
- Compatible with power supplies designed for the Korg Volca1.
- 6 AA batteries
*The AC adapter and batteries are not included.

[Accessories]
- Warranty

Disclaimer
1 - Korg and Volca are registered trademarks of Korg Inc.
2 - Teenage Engineering and Pocket Operators are registered trademarks of teenage engineering ab.
Reference to these brands and trademarks are made for comparison and compatibility purposes and are not endorsements or recommendations from their respective organizations.

All specifications and/or appearance are subject to change without notice.