Crunchy percussive hits, metallic klangs and short fuzzy melodic loops all burst from this clever instrument. Very expressive and more playable than you would first expect. It first sat infront of my eurorack case for percussion, which it excells at with the internal EG > VCA and hot output. Now it comes with me to the woods to listen to it's erratic, sometimes melodic ramblings in it's sturdy orange box. A unique and expressive design which has brought a lot of inspiration and joy to me. Also a very pleasant communication with the maker, who I look forward to seeing what they come up with next!
This is a neat weird little toy and I've probably only scratched the surface of what it can do. Is it musical? Not at first glance - a lot of the sounds it can make are harsh, crunchy, and weird. But is it cool? Absolutely. International shipping was super quick and they even included a battery. Build quality is great, the whole thing is very secure in its little Otterbox-looking enclosure. I highly recommend pairing this little gadget with a trigger source (see the demo video for ideas) as it turns the raw tones and noises into something more exciting and musical. Great addition to your arsenal if you like strange experimental sounds.
Response from Atonal Circuits | Feb. 18, 2021
Thank you Daniel for this kind first review, happy noising!