Hansy Synth Daisy, new polyphonic virtual analog Synthesizer with sample playback

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Hansy Synth Daisy is a new polyphonic Synthesizer from France with a virtual analog Synthesizer and multi-sample playback engine.

SynthFest France 2024 opens its doors tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Nantes. Videos from the event will follow. Stay tuned! The timing is perfect to introduce you to a new Synthesizer currently in development in France.

Hansy Synth, the indie developer of the HANSY1010 hybrid synth and the OPLA pocket synth, has unveiled its new project Daisy.

Hansy Synth Daisy

Hansy Synth Daisy

Daisy is a new desktop virtual analog Synthesizer. As the name suggests, the instrument is based on the popular Daisy Seed embedded platform powered by an ARM Cortex-M7 MCU, running at 480Mhz with 64MB of SDRAM.

This is built into a case with 32 potentiometers, 16 push buttons, 16 LEDs, and a 2.4″ touchscreen. Daisy’s core is subtractive and offers a classic virtual analog engine with eight voices of polyphony and three playing modes: mono, paraphonic, and polyphonic.

Daisy features three oscillators per voice. Two are the main wave oscillators, while the third is a sub-oscillator. The two main oscillators offer virtual analog waveforms with and without anti-aliasing. Plus, you can load in single-cycle waveforms, giving you an endless range of raw oscillator sounds.

A highlight of the Daisy is its ability to combine classic oscillators with samples and multi-samples. According to Gilles Lacaud, the founder of Hansy Synth, it supports samples/multi-samples in PCM format, user cycle, and more. Additionally, you get a noise generator.

Then, the signals go through a Moog Ladder-style filter with classic controls. I hope other models are available in the final version; otherwise, it would be a bit too classic. 

Hansy Synth Daisy Polysynth

Modulation & Effects

A modulation engine is also included. It hosts three multi-wave LFOs with a sync and delay option, a freely routable LFO pitch to multiple oscillator destinations, and three ADSR looping envelopes.

Hansy Synth added an effects processor with onboard delay, reverb, decimator, and distortion algorithms to give your sounds the final touch.

On the backside, you can find a stereo input and stereo output on 6.35mm sockets, DIN 5-pin MIDI input/output sockets, an SD card slot, and a power supply input. As a bonus, it also offers a stereo mini jack input and output on the front panel.

The synth is currently still in full development. The first demos show first impressions of where the sound journey of the Hansy Synth Daisy is heading. But it’s too early to give a first impression of the sound. 

First Impression

The upcoming Daisy synth will not be a revolution in the Synthesizer sky, but I’m sure it will be a solid, well-developed, affordable VA Synthesizer.  Both the Hansy1010 and Opla are very affordable synths. The Opla, for example, a 4-voice poly VA synth, costs just 120€. So I’m assuming the price won’t be that high either.

Hansy Synth Daisy price and availability TBA. 

More information here: Hansy Synth 

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  1. Let’s try this again, the synth is really interesting however the fascia and design choices need work, help, revision, redesign.

    • as a reminder: this is not a big commercial release but more a part time/hobby project. So for me, it could look like that. If its come form a bigger company, I would also suggest for a new design etc.

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