Folktek Mescaline Modular Synthesizer ‘A Tool….And A Trip’

Folktek has introduced Mescaline – a new modular synth that they say is ‘designed to merge art, design and synthesis into a tool which encourages exploration and experimentation in sound’.

Mescaline is a 3-part synthesis and sequencing system designed for experimentation. It’s a modular synthesizer system with a different approach which works standalone or within the Eurorack modular system.

Features:

  • A touch-based synth which provides a ‘sweet sounding’ 10-key oscillation.
  • Each key is tuned individually and can be tuned to specific notes on the back via tuning trim pots, so you can create intervals or pitch arrangements as you like.
  • Master pitch control/control voltage lets you change the tuning of all notes simultaneously.
  • 10-note polyphony.
  • Synthesis passes through a custom designed DSP reverb which is huge and near infinite. Reverb controls are mix, feedback and filter (which adds a damping to the signal).
  • 3.5mm jacks represent audio in, audio out, cv in.
  • Jumpable headers for all functions as well as power.

Here’s a video intro:

Beatmaking with Mescaline:

Patch Demo:

Pricing and Availability

Mescaline production is being funded via an IndieGoGo project. The complete system is available to backers for US $449. Individual panels are also available separately. Systems are expected to ship in approx 4-5 months.

6 thoughts on “Folktek Mescaline Modular Synthesizer ‘A Tool….And A Trip’

  1. i backed for this whole system. i own Folktek’s Mentalis and it’s unreal how many unexpected creative directions it takes you in. super excited about this.

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