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Friday, April 21, 2023

Please welcome: 5 Moons by Critter & Guitari

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5 Moons is a multi-track recorder! Write songs in loops or straight through like a tape recorder. Connect an instrument, record 5 tracks, then bounce down to start a new song with the bounce on the first track. 5 Moons is simple and immediate. You'll be making song after song after song..."

"5 Moons is a multitrack recorder. On one hand, it's a tool to record your creativity. Build up layers of tracks and enjoy crafting that perfect song or field recording.

On the other hand, it helps you create new sounds! Looping and bounce down functions open up new dimensions for your sound and fun ways for your tracks to interact with each other!

The unassuming wood enclosure draws you in, but hidden inside are high fidelity electronics designed for rich recordings. Its sleek user interface offers crisp control and ample room for sonic experimentation.

Easy Interface, Rapid Results

Get straight into recording - let your creativity flow.

5 Moons' simple interface is perfect for effortlessly building up many tracks.

The immediacy of 5 Moons means you'll be quickly experimenting and exploring the new ideas flying around your studio - watch out!

One Shot or Loop?

Create evolving jazz loops and/or a 3-chord pop song.

5 Moons is happy to acommodate recording a song with a beginning and end or a looping vibe - it's all in how you decide to play back your tracks. You'll probably do both!

Bounce with Me

Build up your song with more tracks.

At first glance, you might think 5 Moons 'only' has five tracks. But once you bounce down those five tracks to the first track of a new song, you'll have 4 more tracks to add to it!

Once those four new tracks have audio, bounce down again and you'll have another four new more tracks to play with! ...and on and on until your masterpiece is complete.

File Freedom

Disk Mode makes it easy to transfer files to your DAW.

The USB-C port is used for both power and data transfer. Connect to your computer and copy your recordings for posterity and/or additional editing.

You can also copy existing audio files onto 5 Moons. Use these files as the beginnings of new songs or use 5 Moons' interface as a way to reenvision and remix your prior tracks!"

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Critter & Guitari - Enrichment for Organelle by samesimilar

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"Enrichment is a filter that can give a very full-sounding distortion or simulate a broken preamp! Use gain staging and filtering to explore your sound, and explore your mind with EYESY! Watch as it turns sound in visuals on our monitor.
Download this patch here:"

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Critter & Guitari - MIDI Maker & MIDI Maker Tempo for Organelle

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"Download this patch here:
Make MIDI with any instrument! The Organelle will listen to your sound, play those notes with a synth voice, and send the MIDI notes out to another instrument! Turn your guitar into a piano! Turn your voice into drums! Make an audio-MIDI feedback loop!"

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Vocoded Drums are Awesome

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"What's more rock and roll than regular drums? Vocoder Drums. What's cooler than singing into a vocoder? Vocoder Drums. How did Röyksopp make that cool beat at the beginning of 2003's Remind Me? Vocoder Drums.
You probably already have the Vocoder RL patch, but you can download it here:"

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Critter & Guitari - Faust's DX7 for Organelle by donnerbono

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"DX7 times 4! This user-created patch gives you quick access to some of the best sounds of the classic DX7 synthesizer. Layer it up and make a classic synth track or a weird soundtrack-y arrangement. Jack in the EYESY and watch the waves of the DX7 do their thing!
Download this patch here:"

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Organelle = Simultaneous MIDI Controller & Audio Processor

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With an E-Mu Pro Performance 1+

"The Organelle can generate MIDI and process audio at the same time! Let the mental feedback ensue as the keyboard controls both the note and the effect. Use a sampler patch for extended experimentation.

0:00 Intro
0:17 LFO Delay
0:59 Laura Derwn
1:22 PingPongInn
1:41 Freeze-By-Tempo
1:56 FX-13
2:08 Segmenti
3:48 Quilt
4:57 Rhythm Delay Distortion
6:05 Overloop Stereo"

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Mono-to-Stereo: PingPongInn, Stereo Overloop, & Cannabits

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"Let's do two stereo experiments with PingPongInn.

Overloop Stereo makes nice loops in stereo! We'll play melodies with CZZ-multi that get panned by PingPongInn. Create spacious rhythmic textures with Overloop's delay as it gets recorded and layered on top of itself with each loop iteration.

We'll use PingPongInn to pan our bass guitar and process the left and right channels individually with two instances of Cannabits. All three Organelles are synced via Link! Changing the tempo on one changes the tempo on all of them!

Download PingPongInn here:
Download Stereo Overloop here:
Download Cannabits here:"

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Critter & Guitari - PingPongInn for Organelle

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"Download this patch here:
Time for headphones/monitors! Bounce sound left and right with PingPongInn! Turn a mono sound into a stereo rhythm at your desired rate and pattern. Go for gold and sync PingPongInn with MIDI or Link! The EYESY displays the current pan direction for those who are without stereo monitoring."

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Brownie on Organelle S with Electric Guitar

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"This charming Harmonic Vibrato emulation was made by Organelle user twang69. The vintage sound of Fender Amplifiers is now on the Organelle! Two knob controls and a bypass option: getting your tremolo on has never been easier.
Download this patch here:"

Friday, January 27, 2023

Memory-5, Mic, and Laura Derwn

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"MC Toaster Oven came by to make a track with Memory-5, a new Organelle patch made by user jackprime. It's an authentic emulation of a vintage analog synth that may or may not have "5" in its name. It has a wide range of smooth sounds with limited controls and you can download it here:

MC Toaster Oven has a long rider, but we could only accommodate the Critter & Guitari Microphone and an Organelle S. The Microphone is being processed by our latest and greatest patch Laura Derwn! Use Laura Derwn for all your Derwns!

Grab a Microphone here:


Standing in line at the supermarket,
Asking the cashier for my receipt.
Walking in between the cement trucks,
Cars share the sidewalk with my feet.

Waiting for my turn at the crosswalk,
Where the light has fallen down.
Guess I’ll just run through the traffic
while the car horns make their sounds.

Climbing up the stairs of the building.
Time to check for drips.
Heating up my lunch in the toaster oven:
Got to have it with my chips.

Pushing several buttons on the keyboard,
Looking for the right sound.
Microphone in my right hand,
While the beat goes round and round..."

Sunday, January 22, 2023

ORHACK and Mic on a Snare Drum

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"ORHACK is a new version of the classic ORAC patch made by Audivit! Download it here:
Use ORHACK as a groovebox, effects processor, or BOTH. It works great with the Critter & Guitari Microphone. Thanks to Audivit for making this patch and thanks to Mark Harris aka TheTechnobear for making ORAC!"

Friday, January 20, 2023

Critter & Guitari - Laura Derwn for Organelle

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"Download this patch:
Laura Derwn takes any sound, and makes it go 'Derwn.' Whether you want to sound like a turntable stopping, or a whammy bar at full wham, Laura Derwn is your jam. Make huge drops and sweeps, or keep it simple for a quick bend. Manually drop with the keys, use a tempo-based pattern, or use MIDI notes to trigger Derwns. Fire up Laura Derwn on your Organelle and your sound will not not be rich!"

Saturday, January 07, 2023

Critter & Guitari - Mic Pendulum

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"Bring it around town with the Critter & Guitari Microphone! Swing by the Organelle M, Organelle S, Terz Amp with guitar loop (courtesy of the Strymon Volante), original Pocket Piano, FM radio, and settle on the 201 Pocket Piano. Protip: go out and get a 10-foot ladder for optimal pendulum crafting!"

Monday, December 19, 2022


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"An Exchange of Noiz (AEON) is a bi-monthly showcase of Experimental, Electronic, Drone, Ambient and just plain Weird Music in Houston, TX.

Curated by SPIKE the Percussionist. [ ]

The performance space provided by Sound Exchange Record Store. [ ]

The shows are free and beverages are provided by our sponsor 8th Wonder Brewery. [ ]

Performances by:
18:22 THE PLOT
55:55 AGENT W

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Critter & Guitari - Making a Track with the 201 Pocket Piano

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"The 201 Pocket Piano's wide range of modes and synth settings allow for entire songs to be made spontaneously. Here's a quick song we made in our studio! Imagine what you can do with one!"

Friday, December 02, 2022

201 Pocket Piano: Evolving a Sequence

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"The 201 has independently-selectable synthesizer modes and note patterns. This means you can lock in an arpeggiator setting and peruse different synth modes until you find the one you like.

The reverse also works: get your synth sounding great and then scroll through the note patterns.

Or...don’t commit and keep changing both on the fly!"

See this post for additional details on the 201 Pocket Piano.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022


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A homage to Nostromo

Syntrx2 - Erica Synths
LVX - Meris
Reverb - Empress
Analog Heat - Elektron
Keystep - Arturia
Video Scope - Critter & Guitari

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Open Source Critter & Guitari 201 Musical Synthesizer - Kickstarter!

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via Kickstarter

"We’re Critter & Guitari and we’re happy to announce our newest synthesizer: the 201! If you’re familiar with our other musical instruments such as the Pocket Piano, Organelle, Bolsa Bass, or Kaleidoloop, we hope you’ll see that the 201 fits right in with them: the 201 is fun, portable, and packed with a medley of musical magic!

The 201 is nearly pocket size, but don't let its small size fool you! Under the hood is some powerful circuitry that will allow you to explore your musical ideas quickly and easily. Let's take a look...


At the heart of the 201 are six sound engines providing a wide range of sonic texture. Use the shift key to select an engine.

There is a little bit of everything: chiptune style waveforms, analog style filters, drum samples, realistic physical instrument models, and even a human vocal synthesizer.

Use the three center control knobs to further explore the sounds. Dial in the right amount of sustain, or adjust the tone. Or turn the 'surprise' knob if you are brave:


Play directly on the keyboard or turn on one of the pattern generators. From simple octave arpeggiation to randomizing polyphonic patterns you will be inspired by the notes coming out of the 201! Use the first control knob to set the pattern's tempo.

The pattern generators also work great for creating drum beats using the drum samples!


If you like the way something sounds, recording it is just a button press away!

There is a handy metronome that you can play/record along with. When the sequence is playing back you can endlessly change the pattern and synth engine. When you get it just right, hit the save button. You can save 'unlimited' sequences (well... not really unlimited, but many thousands).


The 201 wants to be friends with all your other gear! It works great with guitar effects pedals and amps.

With MIDI in and out you can control other synthesizers with the 201, or the other way around.

A USB-C connector lets you easily move files on and off the instrument.

Open Source

Critter & Guitari is committed to making musical electronics that are open platforms. Like our Organelle and EYESY instruments, the 201 is built entirely with Open Source software.

Inside, the 201 uses a combination of Pure Data and Faust musical programming environments. Users are invited to modify or create new sound engines!"

Friday, November 11, 2022

Hello Critter & Guitari Microphone!

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All the sounds in this video were recorded with this mic!
It’s fun and portable. Connect the mic to another device with the 1/4" output jack. Voice, guitar, drums, park, subway: it all sounds really good!
This mic is very useful because of its gain settings. Switch between high and low gain, then fine tune with the gain knob (right on the mic!) The mic is powered by a coin cell battery that lets you take the mic anywhere. Check out all the colors available and get yours today!"

"Catching sound waves has never been more fun! This microphone is perfect for your recording needs!

• Battery powered
• 1/4" monophonic output jack
• High/Low Gain ranges
• Fine-tuning gain knob
• Power Switch
• Available in great colors

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Critter & Guitari - Cannabits for Organelle

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"Download this patch here:
Cannabits is an effects patch for the Organelle that selects effects randomly. New effect parameters are synced to tempo! Set tempo and beat subdivision to adjust the rhythm of ensuing effects. There are three effects slots that process incoming sound in parallel, tripling your cannaba-randomness! Past generations of effects are accessable via the Organelle's keyboard.
To help demonstrate Cannabits we turned to the Cinematic Piano patch which was made by chkbeto. It sounds really nice!"

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