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Critter & Guitari Organelle M

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Organelle is Brand New Again! Announcing four new features for the Organelle!

• Built-in Speaker
• Built-in Microphone
• Battery Power
• MIDI Jacks

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.

To differentiate from the older model, we have added an M to the name. For normal everyday reference, 'Organelle' is fine!

Making music with the Organelle is now more direct and adaptable to situation/musician (less gear needed)!

The Organelle is portable and autonomous!

The Organelle is a more powerful instrument that keeps up with your spontaneity or intention!


The Organelle® makes it easy to explore new sounds and experiment with new ways of making music. It combines playful and intuitive controls with a powerful and flexible sound engine. The result is an instrument that is limitless in musical possibility and a joy to play.

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.

Endless sounds at your finger tips.

The dream behind the Organelle was to have a small and easy-to-use instrument that could perform any kind of sound synthesis imaginable. The Organelle excels at synthesizing sound. Between the synth patches that ship with the Organelle and the growing list of user-contributed patches there’s a bit of everything to play with: additive and subtractive synthesis, classic wave table sounds, granular, physical modeling, ADSR envelope style, frequency modulation, and more. The best part is that there’s always the option of creating your own synth in Pure Data too!

Processing Sound
Sound transforming toolbox.

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.

Making Beats
Create rhythms in new and unique ways.

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!

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Granular, Karplus–Strong, Oscillator(s), Phase Distorion, Physical modelling, Sampling, Virtual Analog, Wave Folding, Wave Shaping, Wave Table
Oscillators: *
Waveforms: Additive, Pink Noise, Pulse, ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Sub Oscillator, Super Saw, Triangle, User Drawn, Wave Table, White Noise
ROM Size: 4 GB
Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Input, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Sequencer, Sync Hard, Velocity
Sampling: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Envelopes: *
Envelope Notes::
+ Any type modeled in Pure Data
Filters: *
Filter Notes:
+ Any type modeled in Pure Data
LFO: *
LFO Notes::
+ Any type modeled in Pure Data
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: *
Timbrality: *
Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Multipatches RAM: Unlimited
Storage: Internal, Micro SD, USB
Editing: MIDI, USB
+ Any type modeled in Pure Data
+ Any type modeled in Pure Data
+ Any type modeled in Pure Data
Chips and Operating System
+ Pure Data Parser
+ 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A53
+ Quad-core; 64-bit
+ Linux Operating System
Case: Desktop, Keyboard
Keyboard: 25 keys, Non-weighted, Wood
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Modulation - Audio Input, Arpeggiator, Sequencer
Display Type: LED, OLED
Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.3125 x 3.375 x 2.125 inches / 33.81 x 8.57 x 5.40 cm
Weight: 1.45 lbs / 657g
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Power: 9VDC 1.0 Amp, Center-positive/ 4 AA batteries
Year Released: 2019

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.critterandguitari.com
Retail Street Price: $595 - convert
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