New Vindor ES1 Saxophone Style Wind Instrument & Controller on Kickstarter

via the Kickstarter campaign:

“At Vindor, we believe that anyone can make music. Playing music should be affordable, accessible and fun for everyone.

That’s why we designed the Vindor ES1. It’s an electronic saxophone that is easy to play, fun, and inspires creativity.

Playing music develops cognitive, motor, and emotional skills. It also builds confidence and encourages everyone from

Synth Art Vol 1 Synth Book by Ste Holmes on Kickstarter

via Kickstarter:

“I created a series of 36 illustrations of synthesisers over the course of the summer. I thoroughly enjoy doing them. They were released on social media and quickly gained popularity with both synth lovers and manufacturers alike. People wanted to know where they could get a hold of them hence this illustrated book project.

Most designs end up on tees or travel mugs these

Koma´s FIELD KIT FX – CV Controlled Multi Effects Processor on Kickstarter

After the amazing campaign of the FIELD KIT last year Koma is very happy to be back with another awesome device:  The

KOMA Elektronik Announces Field Kit FX, CV-Controlled Multi-Effects Processor

KOMA Elektronik has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new Field Kit FX, a “box of wonders for the experimental-minded musician.” It consists of seven “building blocks:” looper and frequency shifter, digital delay, spring reverb, 4-channel VCA mixer, “Roll-O-Decks” with 4-channel sequencer, envelope generator, and a CV interface. … Read More KOMA Elektronik Announces Field Kit FX, CV-Controlled Multi-Effects Processor

Koma just unveiled a whole patchable analog effects toolkit

Koma today revealed a sequel to their crowd-funded smash hit Field Kit. And it’s a whole bunch of patchable effects, for €249 (€219 for funders).

Inside that box, there’s a load of different effects to play with:

  • Looper
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Sample Rate Reducer / Bitcrusher
  • Digital Delay
  • Analog Spring Reverb

Yeah, you read that last one right – there’s actually a physical spring in there for reverb. Behold:

Looping of course means that you could make the FX a hub of performance. And in addition to the other digital effects, that frequency shifter opens up some really interesting possibilities.

So, whereas the first Field Kit depended on you attaching contact mics and working with the mixing functions, the Field Kit FX actually has a lot more sonic possibilities included right out of the box. There’s still a companion book to go with it, and of course this is already intended as a clever

But, for a kind of “weirdo modular effects toolkit” in a case, you also get a bunch of tools for applying these effects, by mixing and sequencing them:

  • 4 Channel VCA Mixer
  • 4 Step Mini Sequencer
  • Envelope Generator

All over the place, you’ve got various patch points. That’s a chance to connect to other analog I/O – which certainly includes Eurorack modulars, but these days a lot of other gear, as well, even desktop units from Novation, Roland, Arturia, KORG, and the like.

And there’s a new 4-Channel CV Interface for bringing it all together, meaning you can come up with pretty elaborate modular connections.

4-channel CV interface for communications with other gear – now not just modular, but a lot of new desktop stuff, too.

In fact, for under three hundred bucks, the whole thing looks a bit like either a shrunken Eurorack modular or a tabletop of analog and digital effects merged together for patching.

Now, this is still definitely geared for advanced users. There’s no MIDI. And the CV routing, while powerful, might be overwhelming to newcomers – for instance, there’s not a single, simple trigger in to clock that sequencer. (That’s not necessarily a criticism – the various CV options mean loads of creative flexibility. But it does probably mean this box is more for people who want to get deep into patching.)

Watch the overview video, natch:

FIELD KIT FX – CV Controlled Multi Effects Processor

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KVgear Vixen Mixer for Korg Volcas Now on Kicktarter

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Mike Rafferty

“Demonstration of prototype KVgear Vixen mixer. All audio was recorded directly from the headphone output of the Vixen into the video camera. Outboard effects on Aux 1 and Aux 2 of the mixer are Strymon Dig dual delay (my favorite!) and Strymon BigSky. For more information see”

via Kickstarter

“This is the mixer Volca

Keith McMillen Instruments’ BopPad now available

Keith McMillen Instruments has announced that their BopPad, a USB-powered expressive electronic pad controller for drummers, percussionists, and producers, is now available.… Read More Keith McMillen Instruments’ BopPad now available

Tasty Chips GR1 Granular Synthesizer – Latest Details & Kickstarter Campaign Launch

GR-1 Demo: Creative sounds (HDMI screen captures)

Published on Sep 3, 2017 Tasty Chips

GR-1 demo: Stand-alone “play mode”

You might remember the Tasty Chips GR1 from previous posts here. The following are the details and pics via the Kickstarter campaign.

“The GR-1 is a hardware polyphonic granular synthesizer in a class of its own. The GR-1 is capable of creating textures,

Conductive Labs shows the NDLR – A multi-part polyphonic arpeggiator on Kickstarter

The NDLR is for anybody who loves making music but finds themselves staring at their keyboards not knowing what to

The Conductive Labs NDLR

Published on Sep 4, 2017 Conductive Labs

via the Kickstarter campaign:

“What is The NDLR…

The NDLR is for anybody who loves making music but finds themselves staring at their keyboards not knowing what to play. It is a new MIDI device that defines a new place in your synth studio. It fits between your sequencer and keyboard controllers and your sound modules. It keeps your oscillators busy