Bastl, the small team of synth enthusiasts from Brno, Czech republic, did it again… Their new product, Kastle, is a pocket size modular synthesizer that runs on batteries and produces unique modulations and lo-fi sounds. Kastl is great on its own but it also plays nice with with other gear and greatly enhances modular systems of any size. With its ridiculously low price point ($65 or $79, DYI Kit or assembled) it is perfect for anyone – especially beginners!
Kastle Synth combines complex oscillator and LFO with stepped waveform generator.
mini patchbay with 16 different patch points
3 synthesis modes: phase distortion, phase modulation and track & hold modulation
pitch control with offset and CV input with attenuator
timbre control with offset and CV input with attenuator
waveshape control with offset and CV input
voltage controllable LFO with triangle and square outputs and reset input
stepped voltage generator with random, 8 step and 16 step loop mode
2 I/O CV ports are available and can be routed to any patch point
the main output can drive headphones
3x AA battery operation with power switch
possibility of exchanging different LFO and OSC chips
comes with patch cables
the pattern on the sides vary and every unit is an original
See this little guy in action:
Price & Availability Kastle Synth Assembled: street price $79.00 (excl. tax) €79.00 (incl. tax) order here today (ships in less than a month)
Kastle Synth DIY KIT: street price $65.00 (excl. tax) €65.00 (incl. tax) Available in November
Expect more from these guys, apparently Bastle is going to be coming out with more than one version!