AURORA

DESIGN/PROJECT NAME:
AURORA

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
SYNTHESIZER

YEAR:
2019/ 2021

AWARDS:
– Bronze – A’ Design Award and Competition 2020-21 – Musical Instruments Design Category

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INSPIRATION:
Aurora is a synthesizer. This synthesizer uses a green laser to control effects and sound filters. This green light is reminiscent of the bright rays of the aurora borealis in the dark of the night. The name of this product is derived from this natural phenomenon. Aurora is an innovation in the world of electronic music that can create a different experience for a composer while performing.
PROJECT EXPLANATION:
In this synthesizer, a laser is used to control the effects and filters. In fact, this creative method has replaced touchpads and sliders to control sound effects. In addition to increasing the ease of use and speeding up the composer’s action, this laser is attractive and has a visual beauty for audience and composer during a performance. An enjoyable and different experience while performing or composing. Aurora also has a touch screen for easier settings and status display for the composer.
TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
EFFECTS: Bit Crash, Fuzz, DIST, Pitch Shifter, PHASER, FLANGER, Tempo sync, Panning Delay, DELAY, LOW BOOST, Reverb, Knobs: Control 1, Control 2
OSC SECTION:
Oscillator Waveform: SAW, SQUARE, PULSE/PWM, TRIANGLE, SINE, NOISE, SUPER SAW
Knobs: PITCH, DETUNE, Envelope
Sliders: Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation,
Envelope: Slider: Attack, Decay
AMP:
Knob: Level
Envelope: Slider: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
FILTER SECTION:
Filter Type: LPF, HPF, BPF, PKG (-12 dB/-24 dB)
Knobs: CUTOFF, KEY FOLLOW, RESONANCE, ENVELOPE
Envelope: Slider: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
LFO SECTION:
LFO Shapes: TRIANGLE, SINE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample
Knobs: PITCH, FILTER, AMP, FADE TIME, RATE
OTHER:
OUTPUT SECTION: Knob: Volume
EXIT IN SECTION: Knob: Level, Buttons: ON, TYPE
LASER SECTION: Buttons: Laser 1, Laser 2, Shift
TONS SECTIONS: Buttons: Tone (1-6), Switch, Tone Copy
Phrase Recorder: User: 8, Number of Track: 1
Sound Generator Section
Display: Touchscreen LCD
PORTS:
Micro SD Reader
USB: USB A-Type, USB B-Type, USB C-Type,
MIDI: Thru, Out, In
OUTPUTS: R port, L/Mono port
INPUTS: R port, L/Mono port
MIX IN, Sync
OPERATION:
Aurora is an electronic musical instrument that, like all synthesizers, generates audio signals. But the way it works is more attractive. At the head of the Aurora, there is a laser beam that is automatically set with the sound of the section. You can change the type of sound by placing your hand in the path of the laser light and interrupting the path and increasing or decreasing the length of this laser beam. By pressing the laser buttons 1 or 2, you can copy the type of effect or filter you want to control by the laser. The shift button also allows this to be done instantly. On the other part of the Aurora, there are knobs, sliders and buttons of oscillators, effects, filters, AMP, LFO and other adjustment buttons for tuning and composing. Some settings are also available digitally by touching the touchscreen. The screen is multi-touch so you can easily and professionally use the virtual keyboard displayed on it.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Most of the research part of this project is about matching a set of quantitative data with another set of continuous quantitative data. The process that helps to use the laser and match the quantitative characteristics of the sound with the length of the laser beam.
THE RESEARCH CHALLENGE:
The main challenge is to upgrade the product to increase the quality of composing more easily and quickly. Using laser technology and instantaneous processing of its length for use in the product. Setting laser beam with sound indicators to control effects and sound filters for sound generation and electronic composition.

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