Looking like something out of a minimal sci-fi film from the 70s, the elektrokosmos Kosmonaut is the latest analog synthesizer to emerge on the scene. Actually, this Swiss-made synth is not strictly new. After some investigation we found that the company attended Muiskmesse 2011 and were even featured by the German version of Engadget. Today Peter Drozda shared the elektrokosmos site in his Facebook group and we are hoping this indicates impending availability of the Kosmonaut.
We're unable to find prices on their website but are hopeful pricing and dealer details are coming soon as stated. At this stage you can listen to audio samples and find out about the spec.
Please be aware the last activity on the Electrokosmos Facebook page was around 2012. The big question remains whether this beautiful synth will ever see the light of day... we hope so!
Then there's the design of the Kosmonaut. The clean simplicity of the Kosmonaut's control panel, comprising 46 potentiometers and 14 rotary switches) is pleasing on the eye. There's no LED display to distract from the metalic controls. And the sides reveal the internal analog circuitry and wires through what we think is plexi glass. All the above make the Kosmonaut an object of beauty we can't stop staring at.
Here's the full feature set:
[Via: Peter Drozda on Facebook]