This series of videos captures the live performances from the introduction of the littleBits + Korg Synth Kit.
The Synth Kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic Bits modules that snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in KORG’s analog synthesizers. Modules included in the Synth Kit are power, oscillator (x2), filter, envelope, delay, keyboard, micro sequencer, mix, split, random, and synth speaker (which can connect to recording or live sound equipment).
In the video above, Nullsleep performs with the new littleBits Synth Kit, live at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Nov. 7th, 2013 for the littleBits Synth Kit Launch Event. Continue reading
Korg has released KRONOS software version 2.1, which adds several new features, including an improved CX-3 engine. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via reader Ville Aho, aka Electronic Melodist, explores the idea of multitracking to create epic ensemble effects.
The fanfare intro to his instrumental, Athlete, features multiple tracks played on his custom MonotrOndes.
“It’s shocking how similar my playing looks in those different windows,” notes Aho. “But if you look carefully, you notice that every window is a different performance.
Those subtle differences in pitch and timing make that beautiful ensemble sound.”
The MonotrOndes is a DIY synth, built around the Korg Monotron. See Aho’s site for details on the DIY build.
Reader Hani Debbache let us know about these overlays for customizing the Korg Monotribe.
The overlays are silkscreen printed with 3 colors on 10mil Polycarbonate Lexan, with ‘industrial cut-outs’.
The overlays are priced at 19.5$CAD. See the Grouse Design site for details.
The littleBits + Korg Synth Kit has been one of the hottest synth news stories this week. The Synth Kit is a collection of audio modules, inspired by circuits from some of Korg’s synths, that can be snapped together to make musical instruments.
When we first reported on the littleBits Synth Kit, readers flooded the site with comments and questions. So we contacted littleBits and, with the help of Paul Rothman (littleBits Product Development), we’ve got answers to your questions, audio demos, video previews and more: Continue reading
littleBits, maker of an open source library of electronic Bits modules that snap together with magnets, has officially announced its partnership with Korg to launch the new littleBits Synth Kit.
The new Synth Kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic Bits modules that snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in KORG’s analog synthesizers. Modules included in the Synth Kit are power, oscillator (x2), filter, envelope, delay, keyboard, micro sequencer, mix, split, random, and synth speaker (which can connect to recording or live sound equipment).
“We’re excited to work together with industry leader KORG to design and launch the new littleBits Synth Kit,” said littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir, right. “Our goal is to break technology down to its fundamental parts and put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone.”
The Synth Kit also includes a project booklet outlining step-by-step instructions for 10 projects. Accessories like mounting boards can be purchased separately to create a playable performance station.
And since the littleBits system is expandable, multiple Synth Kits can be used at once to create larger instruments. Users can also combine it with other littleBits modules to create complex visual, light, and mechanical installations, without wiring, soldering or programming.
Here’s a video demo of the Synth Kit in action: Continue reading