Critter & Guitari Organelle (2019)
Limitless Flexible Open-Source Synthesizer Machine
Organelle is brand new again! Announcing new features:
• Built-in 3 Watt 3" Speaker
• Built-in Electric Microphone
• Battery Power 4xAA's
• MIDI Jacks
• USB WiFi Adapter included
We’re also happy to announce it has been upgraded with a faster processor, twice as much RAM, and an improved web interface for patch management and Link sessions.
At the heart of the Organelle's sound engine is a robust computer that runs patches. A patch allows the instrument to take on different forms. Onboard hardware for sound input and output and mappable knobs, keys and buttons enable patches to synthesize, sample, effect, and anything in between!
The Organelle ships with a set of common default patches, and new patches may be loaded from a USB drive. Simply select patches from a continually-growing list, transfer them to a USB drive, reinsert it in the Organelle, and play! Don't see the exact patch you need? You can create it yourself! Patches may be created and/or edited directly on the device. Plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor and begin customizing. The Organelle runs patches created in the powerful computer music programming environment Pure Data. As you create patches or tweak existing ones you can share them with others! The Organelle is built with community interaction in mind. The entire system runs open source software and may be customized at every level.
The Organelle has a natural ability for sound processing and sampling. Many patches have been developed to take advantage of the Organelle’s stereo sound input. These include guitar pedal style effects and fancier granular and spectral processing patches. You’ll be surprised how different your sound will sound! Recording samples and manipulating them in various ways is also a popular theme in the land of Organelle. Some patches resample to build up new sounds from older ones. Others rearrange or arpeggiate samples as you play.
Play rhythms on the keyboard and/or let a patch generate beats. The Organelle is great for playing samples in time. Sometimes you want to be specific about a rhythm: play this sample now, that sample later. Other times it's great to set up a general sound palette and let a patch keep the beat for you. Either way, there are plenty of patches to match your tempo. If you're into polyrhythms, beat-juggling, generative rhythms, recording and manipulating samples into rhythms, or just making quirky little sequences, the Organelle doesn't miss a beat!
• Dimensions: 13.3125 x 3.375 x 2.125 inches
• Weight: 1.45 lbs / 657g. Batteries installed: 1.66 lbs / 753g
• Powder coated aluminum top, screen printed ink, ABS Plastic bottom, rubber foot pads
In the Box
• 1x Power Supply, 9VDC, 1.0 Amp, Can be powered by 4xAA batteries
• 1x USB-WiFi adapter w/ Ralink 5370 chipset