I’ve been doing a few reviews and bits on my tech website (https://www.geextreme.com) and gathering things to do/write about - in putting together a DIY synths article, I decided to buy a CRAFTsynth 'cause they’re currently £45.
It’s actually £79 with a CRAFTrhythm. When I first got it, there were 20+ left. Then I did a review of the synth and shared it, and there were 17 rhythms left. So I bought one and built it. Here’s a review:
It sounds ridiculously good. The samples included with it are great fun, a bit Eric Serra Fifth-Element industrial with a hint of David Bowie around “I’m afraid of Americans” era. It can do an awful lot with the samples and makes Pocket Operator drums look awful (but they can sync with a 3.5mm jack, this has to go through USB MIDI). And the app… the stuff you can do would put some serious drum machines to shame, and it’s very intuitive.
If you have £39, like sample-based drum machines, DIY-ish aesthetics and weird DSP-based musical toys, get to Gear4Music right now.
They’re the only place that sold them in the UK I believe, and they have 9 left…
Here’s a picture of mine 'cause everyone likes pictures, right?