Modern Sounds has announced the availability of Pluto, a new compact two-voice mini-modular synthesizer.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Pluto is compact and portable, with abilities that belie its small size. Five channels of modulation (named for the five moons of Pluto), two voices, two sequencers, a mini-keyboard, and onboard effects make Pluto its own complete sound environment, but it can happily play with all your other gear.

The design of Pluto draws from a legacy of portable electronic instruments, from the Buchla Music Easel to 80s Casio synthesizers. With a focused, approachable interface, Pluto invites exploration.”

Features:

  • Portable 2-voice, 2-sequencer patchable synthesizer
  • Create complex, randomized sequences
  • Low-aliasing digital oscillators, wavetable oscillators
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Built-in delay and reverb effects
  • Mini touch keyboard
  • Clock range from 1 bpm to audio rates
  • Audio input for audio processing
  • Audio output (stereo headphone, line)
  • Quantize to preset scales, MIDI, or even audio input
  • Eurorack-compatible patch signals (5v)
  • Sync In & Out
  • MIDI In & Out (TRS, USB)
  • 2 channels CV Out (0-5v, 1v/oct)
  • USB C cable included
  • 5 patch cables included
  • 7.5 x 3.5 x 1.57 inches, 12oz

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability

Pluto is price at $499. Modern Sounds says that the July 2022 batch has already sold out, but you can sign up for updates on the next batch.

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