Korg have teamed up with open source hardware developers littleBits to bring the world of synthesis to the masses in an easy to understand and very affordable way!
littleBits have been making electronic construction kits for suitable for all ages in such a fun and stylish way and which has really helped create quite a large open source community for them over the past couple of years. Each electronic component can connect to the next via magnets making building circuits even quicker and easier then building a lego toy!
Now they have expanded their repertoire in to the world of synthesis by teaming up with mighty synth makers Korg!
Using the same concept you can snap together each part of the synthesiser any way you like in order to become a fully fledged sound scape mastermind within a few minutes.
As with all good recipes for success it contains all the basic elements of a good synth to start you off…
Oscillators (Square and Triangle)
Envelope (attack + decay)
Filter (classic Korg sounding LowPass)
A micro keyboard
and a speaker with a headphone socket
Of course the more parts you have the more complex and richness you can give to the sound you create. The sound is really good for the price! Korg haven’t cut any corners here and have done an excellent job squeezing their own sound into their smallest module yet!
This is such a well done project that it will appeal to everybody from children or beginners seeing a synth for the first time to the more advanced user who will be able to do analogue sound design quicker than ever before and even combine the sounds with their own setup.
Kudos to Korg and litteBits on a project we hope will grow even further over time!