The Critter & Guitari Organelle makes it easy to explore new sounds and experiment with new ways of making music. The Organelle combines playful and intuitive controls with a powerful and flexible sound engine, resulting in an instrument that is limitless in musical possibility and a joy to play.
At the heart of the sound engine of the Critter and Guitari Organelle is a robust computer that runs patches, allowing the instrument to take on different forms. On board hardware for sound input and output and mappable knobs, keys and buttons enable patches to synthesize, sample, effect, and anything in between!
The Critter & Guitari 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!
Hear sound examples of the patches.
Don’t see the exact patch you need? You can create it yourself! Patches may be created and/or edited directly on the device as well as on a personal computer. Plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor and begin customizing. The Critter and Guitari 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 Critter and Guitari Organelle is built with community interaction in mind. The entire system runs open source software and may be customized at every level.
The dream behind the Critter & Guitari 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 Critter & Guitari 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 modeling, 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!
Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz; 16-bit (In & Out)
2x ¼” Mono Sound Output Jacks (L & R channels)
¼” Stereo Sound Input Jack
⅛” Stereo Headphone output Jack
¼” Footswitch Jack
High-Contrast OLED Display Screen
Four Parameter Knobs
Rotary Selection knob with Push Button Select
25x Maple Key
1GHz ARM Cortex A9 with 512 MB RAM
Linux Operating System
Boot time: ~12 seconds
4GB USB Drive included; Patches and any required files (audio samples, etc.) stored here
2x USB Port (2.0 standard-A type connector). USB Host for: MIDI over USB & Serial over USB
HDMI output port
9VDC, 1.0 Amp, Center-positive plug.
Power Supply included. (Input: 100-240 Volts AC at 50/60 Hz.)
Size: 10.5″ x 3.25″ x 2.125″
Enclosure: Anodized Aluminum top, ABS Plastic bottom, rubber foot pads
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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 Australia Post; fully insured for your piece 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 where no one is present, your order will be taken to your allocated Australia Post location for pickup. A card will be left with instructions of where and when you can collect your order.