Korg and littleBits launch the new littleBits Synth Kit, a DIY synth you can make with electronic Bits modules that snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in KORG’s analog synthesizers. Modules included in the Synth Kit are power, oscillator (x2), filter, envelope, delay, keyboard, micro sequencer, mix, split, random, and synth speaker (which can connect to recording or live sound equipment).
See what Reggie Watts builds from the Synth Kit in this littleBits video demo.
There are Twelve Bits modules:
- One blue power module.
- Nine pink input modules. The input modules are categorized as signal generators (Oscillators create sweeping tones), controllers (the keyboard produces voltages that create pitches), modifiers (the filter altera a sounds timbre), and modulators (random produces random voltages for sound control).
- two oscillator modules
- one random module
- one keyboard module
- one micro sequencer module
- one envelope module
- one filter module (based on Korg’s MS-20 synthesizer design)
- one delay module
- one mix module.
- One orange wire module: the split module. Use this to send one signal to two different modules like using a keyboard to control two oscillators.
- One green output module: the synth speaker module. This module amplifies the volume of your sonic creations and has an audio jack that can connect to recording or live sound equipment.
- Open-Source designs give access to circuitry in order to enable iteration and creation of new designs.
- One 9-volt battery and cable.
- Optional mounting boards can be purchased to create a performance station.
Pre-order the Synth Kit from littleBits for $159; only limited quantities are available and kits will ship out 6 December.