Drumboy & Synthgirl (Sneak Preview)

Randomwaves shared this sneak preview of Drumboy and Synthgirl, a pair of upcoming handheld electronic music devices.

Drumboy and Synthgirl are designed to be intuitive and fun, and to make music creation accessible to everyone.


  • ARM Cortex-M7 Chip – Powerful processor for smooth and responsive music creation
  • 24-bit audio
  • 5.0″ LCD TFT Screen
  • SD Card Input – Load and store your own samples and sounds with the SD card input
  • Open Source Code – Designed with the maker community in mind, Drumboy & Synthgirl are entirely open-source, built on the popular STM32 platform, which let users can hack & customize the firmware.
  • Drumboy & Synthgirl “seamlessly sync” with each other and even third-party instruments, unlocking a world of collaborative music creation.

Drumboy offers 10 Instrument Layers, Parametric EQ, 2 Effect Channels, Reverb & more.

Synthgirl is a powerful wavetable synthesizer. With 2 versatile oscillators, you can create “unique and evolving” textures.

It offers 4 LFOs, 2 Effect Channels, a Reverb Engine and more.

Pricing and Availability:

Production of Drumboy and Synthgirl is going to be funded via a Kickstarter project, which they say is launching soon. They will be available to project backers for $149 USD.

4 thoughts on “Drumboy & Synthgirl (Sneak Preview)

  1. Very nice project, going open source from the outset and using capacitive touch throughout are really smart decisions. And $149 is very competitive. The only thing I didn’t see from the videos was a 3d look at the unit to see how thick it is etc. Haven’t sent money to a Kickstarter in a long time but this looks like a winner.

  2. ” Haven’t sent money to a Kickstarter in a long time but this looks like a winner.”

    I stopped backing almost everything, but have definitely swore off of ever backing hardware. Just doesn’t work out.

  3. I don’t see the point. I can understand hardware for physical knobs and sliders, pressure sensitive drum pads, etc. but this is just a LCD screen and buttons with no feedback. That puts it up against your phone, where apps are a lot cheaper, you have a speaker, a battery, an OLED screen, and no wires to worry about.

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