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Bleep Polytik Synthesizer Modules

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    Description
    New from John Richards (Dirty Electronics) and Jack Featherstone, POLYTIK is a new modular synth, focusing on a DIY aesthetic that yields remarkable results. Polytik is a collection of beautifully designed hand-held synth modules. Born out of a DIY ethos, they use open-source hardware encouraging users to make new modules and hacks.

    The brainchild of John Richards (Dirty Electronics) and Jack Featherstone, in collaboration with Artists & Engineers, these hybrid analogue/digital devices look like nothing else on the market, can produce a wide palette of sounds ranging from angular rhythmic sequences to abstract noise, pads and drones and are designed to be tactile and held and touched when playing. There are four separate, colour-coded, battery powered modules. Every Polytik system needs a Core module and at least one sound module and you can have up to three sound modules connected at one time.

    The Core module is loaded with 50 sequences programmed by John Richards and a further 10 sequences with interviews and comments embedded in the code from musicians and artists including: Jas Shaw (Simian Mobile Disco), Mark Fell, Frieder Nake and Nik Colk Void & Gabe Gurnsey aka Factory Floor.

    POLYTIK is a collection of beautifully designed hand-held synth modules exploring the border between play and sound. Born out of a DIY ethos and the maker community, Polytik has been crafted into something very different – a series of beautifully designed objects in their own right.

    Polytik is open-source hardware and encourages users to make new modules and hacks.The brainchild of John Richards and Jack Featherstone in collaboration with Artists & Engineers, these hybrid analogue/digital devices can produce a palette of sounds ranging from angular rhythmic sequences to abstract noise, pads and drones. The synths are designed to be tactile, to be held and touched when playing.

    Polytik comprises four separate, colour-coded, battery powered modules. Every Polytik system needs a Core module and at least one sound module. The sound modules connect to the core with ribbon cables, these carry audio and control data to connect the system together giving you a single audio output for all modules. You can have up to three sound modules connected at one time.

    The Starter Pack comprises a Core module and a Combi module, which we think is a really good way to start using Polytik.

    POLYTIK MODULES:

    CORE (White) - A sequencer, programmer and mixer. YOU NEED TO HAVE THIS MODULE TO START, you can then add any or all of the other modules to expand your experience.

    COMBI (Black) Voltage-controlled feedback, voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and filtering

    VCO (Red) Voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and voltage-controlled filter (VCF)

    NOISE (Yellow) Noise generator, patchable feedback networks and voltage-controlled filter (VCF)
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Oscillator(s), Subtractive, Wave Shaping
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse Variable, Square, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Input, Oscillator, Sequencer
    Filters
    Filters: 2
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Micro
    Modes: Mono
    Sequencer
    + 16 Steps
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Keyboard: Touch Plates, Metal
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Switches, Sequencer
    Display Type: LED, Numeric
    Display Count H: 1
    Display Count V: 1
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Production
    Year Released: 2017
    Units Made: 5
    Design Notes:

    Created by John Richards (Dirty Electronics) and Jack Featherstone.
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] bleep.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $420 - convert
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