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littleBits Electronics Synth Kit
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- Modular analog synthesizer made up of 12 BitsTM modules that snap together with magnets to create circuits in seconds
- Create amazing sounds right out of the box while learning the basics of analog synthesis
- Project booklet with step-by-step instructions for creating a wide array of sound circuits and projects
- Box transforms into a ready-to-use performance station that can connect to recording or live sound equipment
- Combine the little Bits Synth Kit with other little Bits modules to make expressive interfaces, or creations that span light, motion and sound!
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The littleBits synth kit is an incredibly powerful, easy to use modular synthesizer that helps you unleash your inner rockstar. The Synth Kit, developed in partnership with KORGx, a pioneer of electronic musical equipment, enables amateur and professional musicians to easily explore the iconic synthesizer instrument. This allows you to make exciting new sounds and build your own infinitely customizable and expandable analog modular instrument - all with little to no engineering or musical knowledge. The Synth Kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic Bits that instantly snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in Korg's famous analog synthesizers.
- Kit includes 12 Bits like the speaker, oscillator and keyboard to help you create sweet beats
- Includes booklet of 10 projects and with hundreds more online
- Connects to speakers, computers, headphones, and any instrument with an output jack for an amplifier
- Can be used to make your own instruments, like a synth-guitar
- Fits into the littleBits platform for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences
From the Manufacturer
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Project: Synth Pro Station
Describe your product in 3 words.
Simple. Playful. Powerful.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
I am inspired by the other building blocks of our time: the concrete block, the LEGO brick, the transistor. My main motivation in creating littleBits was to equip people with the skills and interests needed to thrive in today’s tech-filled world. At littleBits, we see technology as a language, and believe that nowadays, those who don’t speak it can be paralyzed. Everyone should be able to build, invent, and prototype with electronics independent of age, gender and technical background, and littleBits allows just that.
What makes your product special?
littleBits is more than a product, it is a platform for large and small inventions. We spend more than eleven hours a day with technology, but most people don’t know how it works, and spend the majority of their time consuming media. We believe people are born creative, and our electronic building blocks help to unleash the inventor within by engaging them in an incredibly powerful, exhilarating and most importantly, fun process of invention, rather than prescribing one-off experiences.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Sampling, testing, redesigning, resampling and retesting our magnetic connectors was nothing short of exhausting. We worked with world class designers and manufacturers to perfect the magical and gratifying "click" of the Bits connecting, to make creating inventions with littleBits extremely intuitive and fun.
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You can slap the keyboard into an oscillator, snap on the speakers, and (with the power module too) you've got music. Want a more complex sound, just snap another oscillator between the first one and the speaker. And maybe the filter. Want a sound that fades up, or attacks like a piano key? Add the envelope. You don't even need to know what any of them do, because the accompanying guide book starts with basic projects and builds up. With some quick explanations, but honestly just putting them together gives you a pretty good idea what they do (though I must admit to having prior experience).
The only real point of dissatisfaction is that the keyboard is both very basic/klunky (due to having just normal button switches, not "keys" per se), and very short in range. Even reaching like half an octave more could make a difference.
Also, some modules (like the filter) seem to get into a funky state from however it was previously used, and connecting to briefly to the trigger rather than the input seems to clear that up.
It's amazing how fast you can get started, and how quickly you can alter your chain of modules (soooo quick...). I bought it as a Christmas gift for kids, but I was the first to start playing with it. Then the kids saw how cool and easy it was, and excitedly took over :D
The LittleBits Synth kit is great for desktop play and better for the busy musician who wants to compose simple loops, beats, or parts on the go, provided you work at a desk job, and one that doesn't mind sounding like they're trapped in the 80's again.
The coolest thing I've done with this is hooking it up via the headphone out to record into my setup at home. We sampled the synths I'd created, made them into MIDI, and then were able to run it through a number of plug ins and filters, and do some really, really cool things with the sounds.
Overall, you're only going to be limited by your own creativity. Totally worth it!
This kit is not only fun to play with and incredibly educational, it's actually a completely useable analog synthesizer and sequencer. It would be great for creating unique background tracks, compelling leads, and sparking your musical creativity. Highly recommended.
It was only when I brought it to work and left it out for others to play with that I realized how awesomely versatile this kit is. Every time I walked past the spot where I left it, I found that someone had discovered a new and different way to hook things up. The sequencer in particular is capable of a lot when triggered by other modules. Combining that in various ways with the envelope and filter (with the resonance turned up) creates some really wild complex evolving sounds.