Critter & Guitari has made a reputation for itself by releasing quirky and highly musical gadgets, like this , and now the corporate is again with a multitrack recorder that prioritizes simplicity and ease of use. The 5 Moons additionally continues the corporate’s pristine report of constructing visually distinct units, as a consequence of its enticing wooden enclosure made fully out of pine.
Beneath the hood you’ll discover a highly effective 48KHz 16-bit sampler and sufficient storage for round 20 hours of samples and compositions, through an 8GB microSD card. Because the identify suggests, it is a 5 monitor gadget, however don’t let that dissuade you from making advanced compositions with dozens of devices, as you possibly can simply bounce all the pieces down again and again.
This musical block of wooden doesn’t embody a display of any type, so all the pieces is dealt with through the sliders and accompanying buttons, however the interface appears straightforward to make use of, with devoted buttons for many duties like bouncing, looping and skimming sounds. The corporate says the 5 Moons is nice for making easy enclosed loops and for composing long-form items. Looping isn’t any nice thriller, however creating longer works does require a sure degree of experience concerning varied button and slider combos.
To that finish, you possibly can simply ship initiatives to the DAW of your selection through a USB-C connection for ending touches, and this connection additionally powers the gadget. Transfers go each methods, as you possibly can ship initiatives out of your laptop to the 5 Moons for added processing, looping and inventive tomfoolery. Critter & Guitari says this function is an effective way to start out a singular new monitor or to “re-envision and remix” prior tracks.
You’ll be able to run exterior devices instantly into 5 Moons, just like the , due to a ⅛-inch monophonic enter. The rear additionally features a ⅛-inch monophonic output if you wish to ship the sign out for exterior processing or to audio system when enjoying reside. Taking part in reside with this factor needs to be a blast, because it weighs solely 5 ounces, although it doesn’t function a built-in battery.
Critter & Guitari’s 5 Moons multitrack recorder is on the market now for $325.