The Critter and Guitari Organelle is a remarkable and weird little blue box with wooden buttons and a whole computer engine of synthesis and sound design flexibility. They just announced a new version with a slightly bigger box and more stuff.
It’s running all the same software and setup as the original Organelle but with this new “M” versions they’ve upgraded the RAM and processor to give you more room to play. But the most obvious upgrade is the speaker that seems to have grown out the side. They’ve also built in a microphone for easier sampling. And lastly it now has MIDI jacks for MIDI cable adapters and can run on batteries. All in all it makes for a more powerful, more versatile, portable and independant device.
Check out the most adorable promotional video you will ever see.
As the video says the Organelle can become all sorts of musical devices; effects, samplers, synthesizers and pretty much anything else in between. Part of the update is to improve the web interface for patch management and link sessions. It all runs on Pure Data so you can program your own patches or download new ones from the community – it’s all very open source.
The Organelle M is available now for $595.
- Organelle webpage.