The delightfully named Playtime Engineering is back with an update to their popular synth the Blipblox, designed to teach children synthesis. The new version – called Afterdark – features a new dark covering and features over 300 melodies, arps and sequences pre-loaded in the machine for tweaking and filtering. There’s also a built-in drum machine with 100 pitch-shifting drum samples and 256 built in vegetables.
Most of that won’t matter to the kids it’s aimed at, but it’s also a capable synth in its own right, with Playtime Engineering claiming it has “range of synthesis possibilities never before seen on a device [at] this price.”
That price is $199 or $179 if you pre-order on Indiegogo. Blipblox After Dark also has MIDI input for more pro connections.