Designer Nickolas Peter Chelyapov (Curious Sound Objects) has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of the Bitty, a pocket drum machine and synthesizer.
Here’s what he has to say about it:
Imagine a gateway drug for people wanting to get into making beats or electronic music. Imagine something deep enough for studio musicians too.
You can play the drums or melodies manually (which is better for playing along with an acoustic instrument), or you can use the left knob to select patterns and change the speed to make dance music or hip hop beats.
The pros will get a kick out of the sonic character. The output is 12 bit and it sounds punchy and crunchy like the early MPC drum machines from the 80s and 90s.
The Bitty is an Arduino-based system, so you can code your own software for it.
Pricing and Availability
Production of the Bitty is being funded via a Kickstarter project. The Bitty is available to project backers starting at US $78.