Korg & electronic gadget kit company littleBits have announced a modular Synth Kit that’s designed to let you do music DIY using prebuilt modules.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
littleBits and Korg have taken a traditional analog synthesizer and converted into littleBits modules, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to expand creativity into the world of sound and music. With the Synth Kit, YOU become the star of the show!
littleBits already makes “an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning and fun”. Existing modules include things like motors, buzzers, buttons, light sensors, switches and LEDs.
The Synth Kit introduces new modules that expand the platform into audio.
Here’s an unofficial demo:
The kit offers a variety of synth modules:
- Micro Sequencer
- Filter (MS-20 style)
- Synth Speaker
The littleBits Korg Synth Kit is expected to be released in Japan in mid-December 2013, with a Korg online shop price ¥ 16,000. You can see more details on the kit at the littleBits site. We will have additional details and US release info on Nov. 8.
Check it out and let us know what you think about the littleBits Korg Synth Kit!