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Critter & Guitari Organelle S Music Computer

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$999.00 incl GST

The Organelle from Critter & Guitari is a pocket size synthesizer that combines playful and intuitive controls with a powerful and flexible sound engine to create limitless possibilities.

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The Organelle S is for musicians who like what they see and hear in the Organelle M but don’t need the portability of the M’s battery power and speaker.

In all other functions, the S is identical to the M. They share same patches, processor, RAM, audio & MIDI connections, keys, knobs, screen, microphone, HDMI output, USB ports, and power adapter.

OVERVIEW
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 customising. 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 customised at every level.

KEY FEATURES

Synths
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 modelling, 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!

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS:
Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz; 16-bit (In & Out)
¼” Stereo Sound Output Jack
¼” Stereo Sound Input Jack
⅛” Stereo Headphone Output Jack
Electret Microphone
Organelle M features 3W Speaker

INTERFACE:
High-Contrast OLED Display Screen
Four Parameter Knobs
Rotary Selection knob with Push Button Select
Volume Knob
25x Maple Key
RGB LED

PROCESSOR SPECIFICATIONS:
1.2GHz ARM Cortex A53 (Quad-core; 64-bit)
1GB RAM
Linux Operating System
Boot time: ~12 seconds

STORAGE:
8GB microSD card installed. Card is split into two ~4GB partitions: one for OS and another for patches and any required files (audio samples, etc.).

ADDITIONAL CONNECTIONS:
⅛” TRS MIDI Input Jack (Type A)
⅛” TRS MIDI Output Jack (Type A)
2x USB Port (2.0 standard-A type connector). USB Host for: MIDI over USB & Serial over USB
HDMI output port
¼” Footswitch Jack

POWER REQUIREMENT:
9VDC, 1.0 Amp, Center-positive plug
Organelle M can be powered by four ‘AA’ Batteries (1.2-1.5V per cell)

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS ORGANELLE S:
Size: 10.625 x 3.36 x 2.175 inches
Size: 27 x 8.53 x 5.52 cm
Weight: 1.09 lbs / 495g
Enclosure: Powder coated aluminium top and bottom, screen printed ink, rubber foot pads

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN BOX:
1x Organelle M or S
1x Power Supply. Input: 100-240 Volts AC at 50/60 Hz. US/North America-Style Plug.
1x USB-WiFi adapter w/ Ralink 5370 chipset

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
TRS-MIDI Adapter Cable
TRS Cable (for Organelle-Organelle MIDI connections)

This product is covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Product Description

The Organelle S is for musicians who like what they see and hear in the Organelle M but don't need the portability of the M's battery power and speaker.

In all other functions, the S is identical to the M. They share same patches, processor, RAM, audio & MIDI connections, keys, knobs, screen, microphone, HDMI output, USB ports, and power adapter.

OVERVIEW
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 customising. 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 customised at every level.

KEY FEATURES

Synths
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 modelling, 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!

Specifications

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS:
Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz; 16-bit (In & Out)
¼” Stereo Sound Output Jack
¼” Stereo Sound Input Jack
⅛” Stereo Headphone Output Jack
Electret Microphone
Organelle M features 3W Speaker

INTERFACE:
High-Contrast OLED Display Screen
Four Parameter Knobs
Rotary Selection knob with Push Button Select
Volume Knob
25x Maple Key
RGB LED

PROCESSOR SPECIFICATIONS:
1.2GHz ARM Cortex A53 (Quad-core; 64-bit)
1GB RAM
Linux Operating System
Boot time: ~12 seconds

STORAGE:
8GB microSD card installed. Card is split into two ~4GB partitions: one for OS and another for patches and any required files (audio samples, etc.).

ADDITIONAL CONNECTIONS:
⅛” TRS MIDI Input Jack (Type A)
⅛” TRS MIDI Output Jack (Type A)
2x USB Port (2.0 standard-A type connector). USB Host for: MIDI over USB & Serial over USB
HDMI output port
¼” Footswitch Jack

POWER REQUIREMENT:
9VDC, 1.0 Amp, Center-positive plug
Organelle M can be powered by four ‘AA’ Batteries (1.2-1.5V per cell)

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS ORGANELLE S:
Size: 10.625 x 3.36 x 2.175 inches
Size: 27 x 8.53 x 5.52 cm
Weight: 1.09 lbs / 495g
Enclosure: Powder coated aluminium top and bottom, screen printed ink, rubber foot pads

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN BOX:
1x Organelle M or S
1x Power Supply. Input: 100-240 Volts AC at 50/60 Hz. US/North America-Style Plug.
1x USB-WiFi adapter w/ Ralink 5370 chipset

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
TRS-MIDI Adapter Cable
TRS Cable (for Organelle-Organelle MIDI connections)

Warranty

This product is covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Shipping

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Welcome Organelle S!