Organelle Hardware Updated With Speaker, Microphone, MIDI Connectivity & More

Critter & Guitari have announced a hardware update to the Organelle portable music computer, Organelle M.

Key features in the updated Organelle include:

  • Built-in Speaker
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Battery Power
  • MIDI Jacks

In addition, the Organelle M has been updated with a faster processor, twice as much RAM, and an improved web interface for patch management and Link sessions.

The company also highlights the growing code base for the Organelle platform. Through user development and sharing, the Organelle can now:

The Orac Patch

Perhaps the most impressive and fun contribution to the Organelle is the Orac ‘meta’ patch. Orac is a modular system for building up a patch from different functions (sequencers, synths, effects, etc). Patch building is done without needing to code, by way of using the Organelle’s existing hardware (keys and encoder).

Pricing and Availability

The Organelle M is available now for US $595.

17 thoughts on “Organelle Hardware Updated With Speaker, Microphone, MIDI Connectivity & More

  1. In this video the Oganelle M boots up within a second. If this is true, price is more then deserved. If real boot time is much onger, no need to upgrade.

    1. I have purchased synths based on them having speakers and the ability to be powered by batteries. This is a big draw for me, personally. So. Yes.

      (Korg Volca, Roland Boutique, OP-1, etc.)

  2. A speaker makes no sense we all have headphones and they sound amazing add a larger OLED screen thats only a 25 dollar part. Adding the battery and MIDI is a good choice.

    1. isn’t it more like $800 part? at least i seem to recall that’s in the ballpark Teenage Engineering claimed

      1. They didn’t claim it was an $800 part, they just wanted to raise the prices several hundred dollars.

  3. Speakers are awesome. Sometimes I just want to get something started and don’t feel like putting on headphones. Also I’m one of those people who hate wearing headphones so I only wear them if I have to.

  4. I did this clone a few years ago, and a new one could be easily done implementing the latest updates. Choose a nice case if you want, choose a different screen (smaller, olded, LCD…) you can choose a different midi controller… What I am trying to say is that, if you know a bit of Pure Data you can make ‘your own’ Organelle (Pure Data is open source) for (depending on ther hardware you choose) around 200 bucks.

    1. It isn’t really a clone. It’s a raspberry pi with the organelle “os” and a midi controller. Also, you didn’t really specify how this was done. Just a video showing “you did it”- so hard to tell what is really happening.

      While fun…. the doesn’t really mimic being a portable keyboard /sampler /synth in hardware. Just a raspberry pi which is capable of running pure data.

      1. Hi DanG,
        Sorry to disagree but yes, IT IS a clone as it is exactly the same Organelle software but running on a Raspberry Pi (with is quite similar to the SBC used inside the Organelle). Not a copy, not ‘just’ Pure Data, it is an Organelle running in a different hardware.

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