A kids synth and groove box that you can enjoy as well
Playtime Engineering’s Blipblox is a synth aimed at teaching kids synthesis. It’s fun toy-like design is enticing for kids to interact with, but under the hood is a fully functioning synthesiser with MIDI in and a 1/4 inch out.
What you need to know:
- Playtime Engineering’s Blipblox is a synth aimed at teaching kids synthesis.
- Now, there’s a new instalment with the SK2 and the latest myTracks.
- myTracks is like an MPC for children, a five-track groove station.
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Now, there’s a new instalment with the SK2 and the latest myTracks which is like an MPC for children, a five-track groove station, but more on that later.
Have you wanted to get your child into making electronic music but don’t want to put your expensive synth in front of them in fear of damage? The Blipblox is an easy to use and robust sounding synth that has been approved for use for children over the age of three.
Blipblox SK2 is packed with over 400 preprogrammed melodies to feed the synth, allowing kids to learn how to sculpt, create and have fun with synthesis without having to know music theory.
There’s 16 unique oscillator modulation schemes, two LFOs, a low pass filter and an envelope generator, providing actual synth parameters for kids as young as three.
Possibly the best part about getting one of these for your kids is that you can set it up in your studio when they’ve gone to sleep. The MIDI in allows you to sequence your own melodies and utilise the interesting synthesiser and its fun bells and whistles to create professional music with a “kids” synth. Neat, huh?
The myTracks five-tracks groove station comes stacked with 48 instrument sounds, four instrument tracks, and a drum track that you can use to build songs
Two effects processors can be controlled by the Blipblox handles, while there is also a microphone for capturing voice samples or more.
New sounds can be downloaded over USB as well as genre-specific sets.
Check it out below.