The Critter & Guitari Organelle isn’t your typical synthesizer; it goes above and beyond, offering synthesis, processing, and sampling capabilities, and is endlessly customizable for the tinkerers out there. Using the Pure Data programming language, you can actually build and upload your own patches, giving you endless sonic possibilities. If you can dream up the sound, you can make it using the Organelle.
The Organelle makes it easy to explore new sounds and experiment with new ways of making music. It combines playful and intuitive controls with a powerful and flexible sound engine. The result is an instrument that is limitless in musical possibility and a joy to play.
At the heart of the Organelle's sound engine is a robust computer that runs patches. A patch allows the instrument to take on different forms. Onboard hardware for sound input and output and mappable knobs, keys and buttons enable patches to synthesize, sample, effect, and anything in between!
The Organelle ships with a set of common default patches, and new patches may be loaded from a USB drive. Simply select patches from a continually-growing list, transfer them to a USB drive, reinsert it in the Organelle, and play!
Don't see the exact patch you need? You can create it yourself! Patches may be created and/or edited directly on the device. Plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor and begin customizing. The Organelle runs patches created in the powerful computer music programming environment Pure Data.
As you create patches or tweak existing ones you can share them with others! The Organelle is built with community interaction in mind. The entire system runs open-source software and may be customized at every level.
Announcing four new features for the Organelle!
- Built-in Speaker
- Built-in Microphone
- Battery Power
- MIDI Jacks
We’re also happy to announce it has been upgraded with a faster processor, twice as much RAM, and an improved web interface for patch management and Link sessions.
To differentiate from the older model, we have added an M to the name. For normal everyday reference, 'Organelle' is fine!
Making music with the Organelle is now more direct and adaptable to situation/musician (less gear needed)!
The Organelle is portable and autonomous!
The Organelle is a more powerful instrument that keeps up with your spontaneity or intention!