Konarie has introduced Chirp – a new Rack Extension instrument that they say is the first RE synthesizer designed specifically for (optional) hardware control.
The layout of Chirp is designed to match the layout of the Behringer BCR2000 MIDI hardware, so you can have tactile control that reflects what you see onscreen. You can also purchase a sticker kit for the BCR 2000 from the Konarie Etsy store.
Here’s what Konarie has to say about Chirp:’
By design, the Chirp is a simple yet powerful musical instrument. There is no mod-matrix, menu diving or complex envelopes. It is straight forward – like analog synthesizers from the 70’s and 80’s. Yet, the hybrid approach gives the user power and convenience that can exceed analog hardware in many ways. Patch saving, automation, powerful sequencing, digital fx, and the Reason Rack environment open the door to flexibility not possible in the analog realm.
The sampled oscillator analog waveforms are mapped “per key” using professional high-end and vintage studio equipment for an authentic and modern sound. Chirp gives you the perfect blend of both digital and analog worlds.
Pricing and Availability
Chirp is available with an intro price of US $39 (normally $49).
If you’ve used Chirp, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!