Folktek Intros Conduit Touch Synthesizer, Delay & Filter

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Folktek has introduced the Conduit sensitive polyphonic touch drone synthesizer+delay+filter+cv keyboard.

The company is producing the initial run via an IndieGoGo project and offering the Conduit at a reduced price to backers.

Heres a video demo:

Features:

  • touch pads; 8 polyphonic notes + noise + pitch: all sensitive to touch. These are synchronous with the delay clock, meaning delay time = oscillator pitch. All notes are tuned with one another so the pitch is a master control.
  • Oscillation and/or incoming audio sent through on-board filter: for further manipulation.
  • CV controllable: over delay time/master pitch (+0-5v).
  • Touch panels generate CV: signals from +0-5v in .5v increments to control your modular gear (it’s a cv keyboard).
  • Audio input: to get your sound into some delay and filter goodness. Expect the delay to be a noisy little bastard (this is a drone synthesizer). For a clean delay and filter signal, however, one can disconnect the touch plates and use it strictly as an effects unit for synthesizers, guitar, etc. Cv controls delay time.
  • Delay: True vintage analog sound delay. The delay goes from extremely tight to some unspecified, very long, very noisy time. The range of the time knob has been allowed to extend to incredibly long times by allowing the degradation of quality beyond a second or so, allowing the sound to get into very lo-fi and grimy territory.
  • Filter: Single knob style filter with fixed resonance allows for a nice, rich sweep.
  • Adaptable with other Folktek works: Without sending the audio output anywhere, the oscillators will travel through the players’ body and into Folktek’s Materia, Mentalis and/or Aether to be further manipulated.
  • All 3.5mm jacks
  • High quality parts, solid construction.
  • Bamboo box with dark splines.
  • 12v operation with included power supply

The Conduit is available to project backers for US $299. Normal price is expected to be $449.

10 thoughts on “Folktek Intros Conduit Touch Synthesizer, Delay & Filter

  1. “Without sending the audio output anywhere, the oscillators will travel through the players’ body and into Folktek’s Materia, Mentalis and/or Aether to be further manipulated.”

    :O its sending the oscillator through you and not CV? That’s pretty damn cool. These guys make amazing instruments

  2. Definitely for me! Bit wiz can get similar results but as with any synth or instrument, it’s a nuanced debate. I have purchased their instruments before, and these guys always come up with something unique with an emphasis on interaction. I think if you have an arsenal of more conventional synths already, this could be an interesting addition.

    1. Same, thinking about it. I made electronic drone, and this sounds great! I wish there was a better video describing it though.

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