RITMOBOX is a cool, combat green 5-channel analog drum synthesizer with 8-step sequencing and MIDI. They are only making 9 with the first batch so get on the waiting list now!
AVP Synth keeps pumping out very cool analog synths from their base in Moscow. The Ritmobox is the latest box of bliss handmade and full of through-hole discrete components for an authentic analog sound like all those machines we loved from the 70s and 80s.
There are 5 channels of sound featuring 3 oscillator/noise generators (G1, G2 and G3) and then a closed and open hi-hat section. The generator sections have 8 parameters to play with and craft your sound. After pitch control you have a mix knob of the blend of oscillator and noise, then you’ve got a Sweep control over the tone, Pulse for the pulse volume, Decay and then a filter cutoff over the noise. The last two knobs control the internal LFO rate and depth. You can switch between high and low resonance versions for a softer or harsher sound. There’s a lot of crafting and sound design power over these generators.
The sequencer section has up to 16 steps with 8 steps available at a time on the front panel. You get a sequence for each channel and you can store up to 16 patterns.
Ritmobox is a very nice looking compact drum machine that has that genuine Soviet-Retro vibe that only the Russians can pull off. It’s shipping by the end of August and they’ll have enough cases and components to make 9 in this first batch so if you want one then you need to get in touch with them now! €550.