Critter and Guitari Pocket Piano
"The Pocket Piano is a mini electronic synthesizer with a big sound! The buttons represent notes, and you can extend the small keyboard to a full two-octaves by turning a knob. Other buttons allow mode selection, and knobs control waveform along with rate and decay, depending on which mode you are currently in. The box runs on a single 9V battery, or can be hooked up to a DC adapter (not included). It also has a standard quarter-inch jack line-out to hook it up to amps or guitar pedals, for even weirder sounds.
The seven synth modes are:
• Vibrato Synth
• Harmonic Sweeper
• Two-Octave Arpeggiator
• Octave Cascade
• Mono FM Synth
• FM Arpeggiator
• Mono Glider
To operate, turn it on and start playing keys. Use the Mode button to select modes. Depending on the mode, you can select from four wave forms (sine, square, triangle or sawtooth) or increase the octave with the auxiliary button. Each mode has two parameters that are controlled by the two left knobs. The tuning knob adjusts the keyboard over two octaves and the far right knob controls volume. The ‘Hold’ function maintains notes that are playing and frees up your hands for other musical tasks.
The MIDI option features two MIDI jacks for MIDI In & Out/Thru to interact with many other MIDI devices: drum machines, sequencers, computers, synthesizers, and other Pocket Piano MIDIs. It is both a sound module and a controller, sending and receiving MIDI note messages, and generating or syncing to MIDI clock signals.
As a sound module, the Pocket Piano MIDI responds to all 88 notes of a full size piano, so you can expand on the Pocket Piano's 16 note keyboard. Using an external controller, you can take advantage of the Pocket Pianos unique sounds and arpeggiators over a much larger range. Larger range = more fun!
But the fun doesn't stop there - the Pocket Piano MIDI also sends and receives MIDI clock, so you can synchronize the Pocket Piano's arpeggiators with your favorite drum machine, sequencer, or computer software. The Pocket Piano MIDI passes all received clock messages to its output, allowing you to chain many Pocket Pianos together to create an orchestra of Pocket Pianos.
- Green or Silver Anodized Aluminum, Wood Enclosure
- 18 Maple keys
- Seven Synthesizer Modes
- Built-in 3W Speaker
- ¼" Audio Output Jack (Line-level, Monophonic)
- 'Hold' feature (play notes, then press & hold Mode, then Button)
- Powered by one 9V battery or a 9VDC Power Supply (not included).
- Size: 9.75" x 3.25" x 2.375"
- Shipping weight: 2 lbs.
- Made in Brooklyn, NY. USA
Additional Specifications for Pocket Piano MIDI:
- Capable of MIDI In/Out/Thru
- Responds to all incoming 88 MIDI notes
- Select MIDI receive channels 1-16
Note: The maximum arpeggiator rate on the Pocket Piano MIDI is less than the maximum rate on the Pocket Piano without MIDI to ensure that MIDI notes are not 'stuck' on in downstream devices.