Kinetik Laboratories Intros ILL-LOGIC Sound Texture Generator

Kinetik Laboratories today released this video introducing the ILL-LOGIC – a stand-alone ‘Sound Texture Generator’ with semi-modular structure.

According to the developer, “It can be used to generate complex sound textures.”

It has 12 knobs, 22 connection points, two switches and a red led that reflects the behavior of the noise generator.

The ILL-LOGIC is priced at 450 Euro and is available built to order via the Kinetik Laboratories site.

20 thoughts on “Kinetik Laboratories Intros ILL-LOGIC Sound Texture Generator

  1. Despite the name “Sound Texture Generator” and having a few extra knobs and switches, this is no different than the cheap noisemakers/drone boxes you can buy on Etsy. No doubt dead-simple circuitry based around 4000-series logic ICs, pulled right from a Nicolas Collins book or the Lunetta subforum. That stuff is cool, but not at that price. I get that quality construction and parts can add up, but 450 euro/~$500 for a glorified Lunetta drone box is absurd.

  2. It’s probably based on the SN764xx series ‘Complex Sound Generator’ IC, which can be bought for less than $10.
    – SN76477, SN76488, SN76489 …

    Plug it into a breadboatd with 9V battery, a few resistors, capacitors, wires and away you go for less than $40!

  3. I don’t work for this company, but I have to point out to the Synthopia price pundits: There is a huge economy of scale cost difference between a company like Moog or Korg that can make 10,000+ of an item and the cost of making a few hundred of an item. Also, making something yourself for $40 Vs. paying for the labor, parts, packaging, shipping, support, and distribution to get a finished product in peoples hands are two completely different things. If you don’t believe me, get into the “noise box” business 🙂

    1. It’s not that we don’t understand economy of scale, it’s that we’re surprised that anyone would make something that does so little but costs so much. To make it worse, there is already a glut of these squelchy little static boxes out there.

      To me, personally speaking, they mostly seem like some circuit-nerd’s half baked soldering project that has been dressed up and given a “purpose”. A lame widget, so to speak. Nothing to do with music, and with very very limited appeal.

      1. I must concur with “Clean”, this is a very crude device, not an instrument, rather what should have remained a project and at best the starting point in the development process.

        As a developer and engineer, I am encouraged by some and their keen understanding of design, implementation, engineering and value and aghast at many. This falls squarely in the aghast category.

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