MATRIXSYNTH: Bastl Instruments Introduces the Kastle Drum tiny modular groovebox

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Bastl Instruments Introduces the Kastle Drum tiny modular groovebox

Kastle Drum – Discover rhythm on a tiny modular groovebox
Bastl Instruments

Kastle Drum - every feature explained - modular glitch-drummachine
Bastl Instruments

"Kastle Drum is a special edition of Bastl’s classic mini modular synth focusing on algorithmic industrial glitchy drums. A mini modular synthesizer with a headphone output, 2 in/out ports for interfacing other gear, and it runs on just 3 AA batteries. It is ideal for beginners in modular synthesis, but it will add some quite unique functionality to any modular synthesizer system. It delivers the fun of modular synthesis at a low price and fits into your pocket so you can play it anywhere!"



"Kastle was originally released in Fall 2016 and gained instant popularity as an affordable, pocket-sized modular synth. We processed a lot of feedback and introduced a much improved version v1.5 a year later. Now we’re revisiting the concept once again with an alternative way to operate the same hardware.

The design process gave birth to a seemingly limited, but in fact an innovative and quite playful take on a rhythm box that is using some novel concepts, like the dynamic acceleration envelope to build “a lot of dynamic rhythm” out of very little modulation.

The Kastle Drum is a special edition of Bastl’s classic mini modular synth focusing on algorithmic industrial glitchy drums.

Drum sound synthesis with a unique dynamic acceleration charged envelope makes this rhythm box surprisingly versatile and extremely fun to play. The built-in VC clock generator with a stepped pattern sequencer can either run on its own or it can be synchronized to analog clock, while retaining the triangle LFO for parameter modulation.

The Kastle Drum is a mini modular synthesizer with a headphone output, 2 in/out ports for interfacing other gear, and it runs on just 3 AA batteries. It is ideal for beginners in modular synthesis, but it will add some quite unique functionality to any modular synthesizer system. It delivers the fun of modular synthesis at a low price and fits into your pocket so you can play it anywhere!"

Time Stamps for overview video
00:00 Introduction
00:40 Interface
00:55 Patchbay
01:15 Knobs
01:30 Power
02:00 First Patch Connection
02:45 TRIG IN
05:25 Sound parameters
05:40 DRUM
06:08 Decay
07:15 Pitch
07:20 DRUM MOD & PITCH MOD
09:05 Making a drum beat
10:35 Dynamic Acceleration Charge Envelope
13:40 Decay Modulation
14:20 Modulating And Tweaking Everything
15:05 Pattern and modulation
15:18 CLK OUT
17:05 LFO OUT
18:50 TEMPO
19:00 TEMPO MOD
20:30 PATTERN
20:40 FEED IN
20:50 “-“ “+” outputs
21:05 FEED IN
23:30 CLK IN
25:10 I/O socket
25:45 synchronising to analog clock
29:00 I/O socket - Left and Right
29:43 NOISES OUTPUT
30:15 Using it in Stereo
31:15 NOISES envelope trigger
32:20 NOISES PITCH MOD trigger
33:20 Stereo Glitch Free Jazz
33:45 Random Stereo Glitch Free Jazz
34:10 Explore, discover and don’t worry

See the dealers on the right for availibility.

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