Kilpatrick Audio has introduced the Phenol patchable analog synthesizer – ‘a new type of musical instrument’, according to the company.
Inspired by modular synthesizers, Phenol offers the creative potential, sound and hands-on experience of a modular synth, in a sleek, compact package. Kilpatrick says that Phenol is 100% compatible with modular systems, because it uses the same voltages and banana connectors as the Kilpatrick Format modular system and other banana format modulars as well.
Here’s a demo of the Phenol in action:
Here’s another demo video, demoing multi-tracking the Phenol:
And here’s a more video of audio experiments with the Phenol:
Here’s Kat Burns (Kashka) sharing her thoughts on it:
Here’s what Kilpatrick has to say about the new synth:
This is the first time Kilpatrick Audio has shown a prototype or announced a product prior to availability. But Phenol is not just another module. It’s an entirely new instrument with expensive development challenges.
In early December 2014 we will be launching a crowd-funding campaign where you can pre-order your own Phenol at a hefty discount. Please check back soon and help us make Phenol a reality!
Whether you already love modular synthesizers and want a smaller instrument for portability, or whether you’ve heard about modular synths and want to get your feet wet, Phenol offers an incredible experience at a great price!
Here are a couple of audio demos:
- Two analog VCOs
- Two analog filters (low pass and high pass)
- Two analog VCAs
- Two envelope generator / LFO combos with many features
- An LFO with sine and random output
- Internal MIDI to CV converter with DIN and USB MIDI interfaces
- Compact mixer with digital delay
- Digital pulse divider
- Buffered mixer / mult / inverter
- Warranty: 1 year
Details on pricing and availability are to be announced.