Nonlinear Labs C15 Synth gets an Internal Digital Audio Recorder


Nonlinear Labs has announced a free update for the C15 synthesizer, which now features the ability to record audio within the synth itself and adds USB MIDI connectivity.


Besides that, Nonlinear Labs is also releasing a MIDI Bridge hardware device for connecting the C15 directly to a computer or other host devices.


Recording features:


  • Loss-free digital recording of the stereo output signal
  • FLAC-compressed storage of the last hours (at least 80 min) of playing
  • Auto-start when the C15 is booted (optional)
  • Visualization in the browser and play-back controls
  • Download of the selected segment as FLAC or WAV file
  • The sound parameters at any point of the timeline can be restored
  • Complete information about the presets used in the session


USB MIDI Features:


  • Transmits and receives notes, positions of the Hardware Controls, Program Changes
  • Up to 90 parameters can be modulated via the Macro Controls
  • 14-bit resolution for Note Velocities and for Controls available
  • Separate MIDI Channels for Split zones and Parts of the synth engine available
  • Local On/Off


The update, dubbed the Studio Package, allows all users of the C15 to records the past hour’s worth of playing directly within the machine. The FLAC-compressed audio can then be accessed and downloaded via a browser.


Additionally, from any point in the timeline of playing, any of the synth parameter settings can be restored, giving you a perfect snapshot and alleviating that horrible sense of whether you had remembered to hit record in your DAW, or not.


The MIDI Bridge hardware allows non-host devices to be connected, although, should you need to connect devices via a 5-pin DIN socket, then an external MIDI interface will be required.


The Studio Package is available as a free update now and owners of the C15 (prior to 3 June 2021) can purchase the MIDI Bridge for $110


Details are available at Nonlinear Labs website .




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