Bastl Instruments has introduced the Kastle Drum, a new version of their Kastle mini modular synth that focuses on algorithmic industrial glitchy drums.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“The Kastle Drum is a mini modular synthesizer with a headphone output, 2 in/out ports for interfacing other gear, and it runs on just 3 AA batteries. It is ideal for beginners in modular synthesis, but it will add some quite unique functionality to any modular synthesizer system. It delivers the fun of modular synthesis at a low price and fits into your pocket so you can play it anywhere!”
Kastle is an open source project, with all resources obtainable from GitHub, but Bastl notes that they can’t provide haxx0r end-user support.
- 8 drum synthesis styles
- ”noises” output for less tonal content
- DRUM selects drum sounds
- acceleration charge dynamic envelope
- decay time
- PITCH control with offset and CV input with attenuator
- voltage-controllable clock with square and triangle output
- stepped voltage generator with random, 8 step and 16 step loop mode
- 2 I/O CV ports that can be routed to any patch point
- the main output can drive headphones
- 3x AA battery operation or USB power selectable by a switch
- durable black & gold PCB enclosure
Pricing and Availability
The Kastle Drum is available now for €90.