MMXX T-APE is a bytebeat synth dressed as a cassette

Image Credit: PhonicBloom

Created by PhonicBloom, MMXX T-APE is a cassette-shaped bytebeat sequencer and fractal explorer, that generates sound using mathematic formulas.

MMXX T-APE is one of the more interesting synthesisers we’ve seen. PhonicBloom says T-APE’s sound engine works like a granular sampler, using mathematically generated “bytebeat” to create sound, rather than a conventional sampler that manipulates sampled sounds.

MMXX T-APE
Image Credit: PhonicBloom

“T-ape allows you to hear it, browse, zoom, cut and mangle its most interesting pieces and arrange them into sequences, arpeggios or just play directly using eight touch-sensitive keys.” The two light sensors between the tape reels give the user theremin-like functionality, while the orange rings around the reels are rotary controllers. Status LEDs line the top of the T-APE. Pre-programmed demo patches will help beginners get started.

Watch the video below for a demo of the built-in example patches.

MMXX T-APE seems to have sold out on PhonicBloom, but will hopefully be available again soon for €69. Head to the site for more info, plus details on how to program sounds from scratch, assign them to keys and arrange them into a sequence.

Can you teach yourself a musical instrument?

It’s easy to access the tools and resources needed to learn a new instrument. But is it possible to master a musical instrument by teaching yourself?

Have IK Multimedia just launched the next generation of analogue of synth with UNO Pro?

IK Multimedia are back in style with what they’re promising is the ‘next-generation analog for everyone’ in their new UNO Synth Pro models.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *