Bastl Instruments has launched Kastle, a new pocket sized modular synthesizer.

This mini modular synth produces unique modulations and lo-fi sounds. It runs on three AA batteries.

Bastl Instruments Kastle

It is a lot of fun on its own and it greatly enhances any modular system and with its low price point it is perfect for anyone especially beginners!

The Synth version combines complex oscillator and LFO with stepped waveform generator.

Kastle features

  • Complex oscillator.
  • 3 synthesis modes: phase distortion, phase modulation and track & hold modulation.
  • Pitch control with offset and CV input with attenuator.
  • Timbre control with offset and CV input with attenuator.
  • Waveshape control with offset and CV input.
  • Voltage controllable LFO with triangle and square outputs and reset input.
  • Stepped voltage generator with random, 8 step and loop 16 step mode.
  • 2 I/O CV ports are available and can be routed to any patch point.
  • The main output can drive headphones.
  • 3x AA battery operation with power switch.
  • Open source.
  • Possibility of exchanging different LFO and OSC chips.
  • The pattern on the sides changes and every unit is an original.

The Kastle modular synth is available from Noise Kitchen for 65.60 EUR. Includes the Kastle synth, 10 patch cables, and a sticker.

More information: Noise Kitchen