Bastl Instruments bitRanger Handheld Modular Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

At Moogfest 2016, Bastl Instruments introduced the bitRanger, a handheld, patchable analog logic computer designed for sound.

In this video, Václav Peloušek & Peter Edwards (Casper Electronics) discuss their new collaboration and introduce the bitRanger handheld modular synthesizer.


bitRanger Features:

  • LFO clock oscillator for rhythmical modulation
  • VCO oscillator is synced to the HFO oscillator
  • 4 modes of operation selectable by 2 switches
  • built in speaker with volume control
  • 9V DC center positive power supply input
  • 9V battery compartment from the bottom
  • On /Off switch
  • expansion connector
  • package includes 3 photo resistors – make your oscillators respond to light by plugging these into the Bend socket


  • 118 jumper cable patch points
  • each oscillator has 3 differently slewed CV inputs, sync inputs, rate knob and bend points
  • Divider Bits section – use clocks at different speed to create patterns
  • Adventure Bits section adds irregular rhythmical elements
  • MUX 1 and MUX 2 input sections to modulate data loops and waveforms
  • stereophonic output from MUX 1 and MUX2 sections
  • BYTE CV section is R2R DAC converter which takes bits and converts them to CV
  • DATA modulation section witch a switch “adds more flavo[u]r”
  • Utility Belt section adds advanced features
  • Left and Right audio override section

External connectivity

  • 3.5mm stereophonic headphone output
  • Clock Input to sync the LFO oscillator
  • Clock Output with selectable LFO division (2 or 64)
  • CV Output from the BYTE DAC section
  • CV Input for the VCO
  • CV In and CV Out connectors can be routed to dedicated patch points on the patchbay

Pricing and Availability

The Bastl bitRanger is available at the new Bastl & Casper store, ­Detective Squad, in Brooklyn, NY; and the original Bastl store, Noise Kitchen, in Brno Czech Republic. BitRanger is available for pre-order at the website for 222 EUR (excluding tax) and will be shipping in June. For more information visit the Bastl Instruments website.

3 thoughts on “Bastl Instruments bitRanger Handheld Modular Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

  1. Bastl Instruments continues to do just the coolest shit. This collaboration is just further evidence that they seem to always combine a unique vision with quality judgement and good decisions. Thank you for giving the community such a wonderful collection of art meeting music meeting engineering.

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