Birdkids has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of the Raven, a new 100% analog Eurorack synthesizer voice.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
RAVEN combines the simplicity of a performance-friendly, artist-first, synthesizer voice with modular, infinitely flexible, workflow possibilities.
The Human-Machine Interaction aspects are about inclusion in the world of intuitive, educational and therapeutic sound shaping for all audiences and ages through a unique sounding, 100% analog and human-relatable, musical instrument of boutique build-quality at the fairest possible price point by means of decentralization from mainstream retail chains – namely through crowdfunding.
The system-architectural idea was about going back to the basics of 100% analog, subtractive synthesis as a result of over five years of R&D, consolidating a highly complex conglomerate of modular, discrete designs into a slim 3U/42HP (Eurorack) form-factor resulting in a uniquely sounding subtractive, semi-modular, high-performance synthesizer-voice.
The synthesizer-components are comprised of dual, wide-range Voltage Controlled Oscillators, the original TheBateleur Voltage Controlled Filter, two Voltage Controlled Amplifier outputs: a high-performance THAT 2162 Blackmer VCA and an Optocoupler VCA reminiscent of legendary West Coast designs.
Raven Demo Videos:
Pricing and Availability
The Raven is available pre-order through a Kickstarter campaign, with pricing starting at €549 (about US $620).