"Silhouetted Drum Machine Like a Rat. Small, but Powerful."
"It's small, it packs a sonic wallop, and it's expandable. What's not to love?"
"Arguably the best bit: Bitty’s endlessly extensible."
"We’ve seen small, pocket-sized drum machines and synths before - we’re looking at you Teenage Engineering - but the more you learn about Bitty, a new device by Curious Sound Objects, the more you start to think that there’s room for another one."
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What is a Bitty?
Bitty is a pocket drum machine and synthesizer. It’s cute, it’s loud. Unlike the other small instruments, you're not locked into one type of sounds or behaviors. The patches are swappable from a desktop app over USB, making it like a pocket gameboy for sounds. Comes with all the patches.
The speaker is an aluminum speaker typically used for car door panels. Loud enough to be annoying.
Runs on two AAA or forever via USB.
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What does it sound like?
The output is 14bit, and sounds punchy and crunchy like the early MPC drum machines.
Want lofi? You got it.
Each patch changes the sounds and mechanics of the knobs (although generally they're similar to not be confusing, buttons are triggers and left/right knobs are time/pitch)
The sounds you see in the demos are combinations of these things:
Sine / square / saw / triangle waves (it's all there, noise too.)
Sample playback - 16khz samples
Polyphony - 4 voices easy, depending on complexity of patch 8+ is possible.
Filter - low pass, high pass, band pass, notch
Patterns / Arpeggiation
+more in the works
Who are you?
Curious Sound Objects started as a series of art shows, and is now a small company designing boutique electronics in Cambridge, MA with manufacturing in Houston, TX.
Want to talk? Send an email to nick [at] curioussoundobjects.com
The Bitty comes with a satisfaction guarantee.
If you don't like it, you can totally return it. Selling someone a thing they don't want doesn't feel good to us. So feel free to play around with it for a couple weeks. Just don't break it.
(Some signs of use will be fine, it's unlikely you'd do anything to it in that time window anyway).