Melbourne Instruments introduces NINA, 12-Voice Polysynth with Motorized Control at 2022 NAMM Show


At the 2022 NAMM Show, Melbourne Instruments today officially introduced the NINA, a 12 voice polysynth with robotic patch recall.


The developers say that NINA combines the tactile and sonic qualities of classic analog synths, with modern functionality, patch recall and automation.




  • 12 Voice Polyphony.
  • Motorized recallable and automatable control panel using long lasting zero wear encoders with the feel and precision of analog pots.
  • Variable shape triangle oscillators. Continuously morph wave-shape between triangle and sawtooth to find new timbres. Different to a traditional blend.
  • 4 pole transistor ladder VCF with modulatable resonance.
  • Massive voice-level filter overdrive.
  • Digital Wavetable Oscillators.
  • Sampling capability.
  • Deep Modulation Matrix. Quick edit, all sources to all destination.
  • Patch morphing for complex expressive effects.
  • Stereo Infinite Panning effects with 4 Quadrant DCAs.
  • Onboard digital effects.
  • Multitimbral, layered, split, or overlapping.
  • Hackable open-source software control powered by Raspberry Pi 4.




  • 4 x assignable combo audio + CV inputs, including 1 Mic.
  • Connect class compliant USB MIDI controllers directly.
  • Connect NINA as a class compliant USB MIDI and audio device for direct automation and integration with a DAW.
  • Standard DIN MIDI IN, OUT, and THRU.
  • 4 x assignable line outputs.
  • Headphone output.


Overview video from the NAMM Show floor via Sonic State:


The company plans to launch#CommissionsEarned  NINA  ‘soon’ via a Kickstarter project.


Find out more info from the Melbourne Instruments website.

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