The winner will win one (1) new Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano GR.
How long does the contest run?
The contest opens today, Friday November 29 2013, and closes on Sunday December 8 2013. Winner Announced on Monday December 9 2013.
We will enter each entrant's name into a drawing and then pick one winner. The winner may be asked to verify their account and contact information. We will ship the winner's instrument after collecting the necessary information.
Critter & Guitari
UPDATE Dec 9, 2013 - We have picked a winner! Congratulations to the Instagram user "spacemannn" - you have won the contest! Thanks to all who entered! We'll do another one sometime soon! Happy Holidays!
Melody Mill! New Module for Eurorack!
We are pleased to announce the Melody Mill module! The Melody Mill brings the fun of the Pocket Piano to modular synthesizer setups! It's got a built-in keyboard, CV outputs, CV clock input, built-in arpeggiators, a sequencer, MIDI capabilities and a stamped gold-anodized panel.
With the Melody Mill you can:
Use the CV output to control oscillators
Connect your MIDI controller or computer to your modular setup using the MIDI input
Play notes, record and playback sequences and arpeggios on your favorite modules
Convert MIDI clock into CV pulses
Clock the arpeggiator with an LFO for strange melodies
'Hold' notes for drones
Connect the built-in square wave oscillator directly to a filter or an amp
Announcing the Rhythm Scope! It's a video synthesizer that generates visual patterns in response to beats, arpeggios and other percussive sounds! Select one of 16 patterns or use the Random mode to switch patterns every 1-16 beats. Great for live shows, video jams, drum practice, and more!
Teal Kaleidoloops are Here!
Our Kaleidoloop is now available in Teal!
Our yellow and blue Kaleidoloops had a baby! Please visit the Kaleidoloop page for more information.
Chord Chart for Pocket Piano
We made a handy chord chart for the Pocket Piano! It lists a bunch of common chord types in all 12 keys, with the notes invereted as neccessary to fit on the Pocket Piano keyboard. It is also color coded, so you can easily see each chord tone within the chord. We are offering the chord chart as a free download.
¡Anunciando Manuales de los Instrumentos en Español!
¡Estamos felices de anunciar nuestros manuales de los instrumentos están ahora en Español también!
We are happy to announce winners to our first contest! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and videos. It was really hard to pick a winner. We decided to pick a photo winner and a video winner since comparing videos with pictures can be tough. So we are giving away two instruments! The two winners are:
Log by charliesteudle
We love the nature element in this photo. There were so many great nature scenes in the submissions, and we're happy to see people taking the instruments out and about! The tree is also a nice nod to the Pocket Piano's wooden buttons and enclosure. Reminds us of the Giving Tree, like this person made a bunch of Pocket Pianos with this tree.
Pocket Piano Flyby by Miketron5000
While the instruments work great outdoors, there were also many submissions of people using the instruments in a studio or performance. We love the videos by Miketron5000, and this flyby video in particular. The music is great too, and takes advantage of the Pocket Piano's unique tones and arpeggios!
We hope we can have another contest soon! Below are some more of our favorites. Thanks again!
Critter & Guitari Synth Win Contest!
Win a Critter & Guitari instrument of your choosing!
What is the Contest?
We want to see how you’re enjoying our instruments! Enter the contest in 4 steps!
Get out any or all of your Critter & Guitari instruments (Pocket Pianos, Kaleidoloops, Video Scope and Bolsa Bass) and photograph or video them in situations like:
your current music setup
some context that blows our minds
Upload them to Facebook, Instagram, Vine or Twitter.
Include the hashtags #cgsynthwin and one of the instruments you used: #bolsabass, #pocketpiano, #kaleidoloop, etc.
Be sure to '@' us to make sure we see it! Our accounts are here:
The winner will win one (1) new, currently produced Critter & Guitari instrument of their choosing! Already have a Pocket Piano MIDI?...choose a Bolsa Bass for some low end in your setup. Always wanted a Video Scope to see your sounds?...if you win, it's yours! And so on...
How long does the contest run?
The contest opens today, Monday August 12th, and closes on Sunday, August 25 2013. All photos and videos must be posted on either Facebook, Instagram, Vine or Twitter by the end of the day on August 25th EDT. Submissions posted after that time will not be reviewed.
We will announce the winner on Tuesday August 27 2013. The winning submission will be reposted on our site and social media accounts. The winner may be asked to verify their account and contact information. We will ship the winner's instrument after collecting the necessary information.
The Fine Print
Feel free to submit multiple entries!
The images or movies must be created by you. Revined, retweeted, or shared submissions will not be accepted.
Current Critter & Guitari employees are not eligible to win.
Please "Keep it Clean!" (you know what we mean).
Borrowing a friend's instrument to photograph or video is cool by us!
Good Luck and Have Fun!!
- Critter & Guitari
Exploratory Hour at Main Drag Music
Join us at Main Drag Music in Brooklyn to explore our instruments! We'll demonstrate different setups of the Bolsa Bass, Pocket Pianos, Kaleidoloop, and Video Scope and then let you explore them on your own.
Main Drag has graciously offered to raffle off a Kaleidoloop to those who attend!