The littleBits synth kit is an incredibly powerful, easy to use modular synthesizer that helps you unleash your inner rockstar. The Synth Kit, developed in partnership with KORGx, a pioneer of electronic musical equipment, enables amateur and professional musicians to easily explore the iconic synthesizer instrument. This allows you to make exciting new sounds and build your own infinitely customizable and expandable analog modular instrument – all with little to no engineering or musical knowledge. The Synth Kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic Bits that instantly snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in Korg’s famous analog synthesizers.
- Kit includes 12 Bits like the speaker, oscillator and keyboard to help you create sweet beats
- Includes booklet of 10 projects and with hundreds more online
- Connects to speakers, computers, headphones, and any instrument with an output jack for an amplifier
- Can be used to make your own instruments, like a synth-guitar
- Fits into the littleBits platform for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences
Project: Synth Spin Table
Project: Synth Pro Station
Describe your product in 3 words.
Simple. Playful. Powerful.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
I am inspired by the other building blocks of our time: the concrete block, the LEGO brick, the transistor. My main motivation in creating littleBits was to equip people with the skills and interests needed to thrive in today’s tech-filled world. At littleBits, we see technology as a language, and believe that nowadays, those who don’t speak it can be paralyzed. Everyone should be able to build, invent, and prototype with electronics independent of age, gender and technical background, and littleBits allows just that.
What makes your product special?
littleBits is more than a product, it is a platform for large and small inventions. We spend more than eleven hours a day with technology, but most people don’t know how it works, and spend the majority of their time consuming media. We believe people are born creative, and our electronic building blocks help to unleash the inventor within by engaging them in an incredibly powerful, exhilarating and most importantly, fun process of invention, rather than prescribing one-off experiences.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Sampling, testing, redesigning, resampling and retesting our magnetic connectors was nothing short of exhausting. We worked with world class designers and manufacturers to perfect the magical and gratifying “click” of the Bits connecting, to make creating inventions with littleBits extremely intuitive and fun.
Modular analog synthesizer made up of 12 BitsTM modules that snap together with magnets to create circuits in seconds
Create amazing sounds right out of the box while learning the basics of analog synthesis
Project booklet with step-by-step instructions for creating a wide array of sound circuits and projects
Box transforms into a ready-to-use performance station that can connect to recording or live sound equipment
Combine the little Bits Synth Kit with other little Bits modules to make expressive interfaces, or creations that span light, motion and sound!