Opening up the world of analogue synthesis to the masses, the new Korg/LittleBits collaboration allows users to build customised analogue synthesisers out of open source electronic 'bit' modules.
“We’re excited to work together with industry leader KORG to design and launch the new littleBits Synth Kit,” said Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits, MIT Media Lab alumna and TED Senior Fellow.
“Our goal is to break technology down to its fundamental parts and put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. This new Kit is the most easy to use, high quality, analog modular synthesizer in the world, and is designed to inspire people of all ages to unleash their inner rockstar”.
The new Synth Kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic Bits modules that instantly snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in KORG’s famous analog synthesisers. Modules included in the Synth Kit are power, oscillator (x2), filter, envelope, delay, keyboard, micro sequencer, mix, split, random, and synth speaker.
The Synth Kit also includes a project booklet outlining step-by-step instructions for 10 projects, as well as custom accessories that transforms the Synth Kit into a ready to use performance station that can connect to recording or live sound equipment.
The Synth Kit is expandable as more modules become available and can be combined with other LittleBits modules to create visual, light, and mechanical installations.
For more information, or just to get an idea of what the synth kit is capable of, check out the video of Reggie Watts experimenting with the LittleBits/Korg synth kit.