Building on the success of the Blipblox’s Fisher-Price approach to synthesizers they’ve stuck it through a portal of evil and Blipblox After Dark is the horrifying result.
Blipblox After Dark
With a bit of black eyeliner and patchouli oil they’ve transformed a fun-loving synthesizer into a depressed box of angst and aimlessness. Along with the selectable oscillators, two envelopes and LFOs and 3-by-3 modulation matrix they’ve added a multimode resonant filter, stereo delay, new modulations, extra wavetables and new drum samples.
It’s still as ridiculously engaging as ever and you can make music while pretending to fly your very own spacey wacey ship.
Well, it’s a lot of fun. Even if you have to trigger the kick drum in order to change the delay amount and trigger the snare to change the filter resonance – no, actually, that’s terrible! Well, other than that weirdness it can be a lot of fun for your $189. And the new look is certainly an improvement over the original. Playtime Engineering would like to think the new sounds and features would make it appeal to grown-ups. Just the sort of thing for your commute into work I think.
Coming to a car boot sale near you very soon.
- Playtime Engineering Blipblox webpage