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Critter & Guitari Organelle

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Flagship synthesizer with MIDI, arpeggiator, sequencer and more
Critter & Guitari Organelle
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The Critter & Guitari Organelle digital synthesizer was created for playfulness, portability and community collaboration. Designed in Brooklyn, its physical form is an aluminum box with wood buttons that speaks to the tactile analog lover, yet its functionality is very digital and conceptual, even radical, for it can be made to sound like any instrument.

Organelle is powered by a computer that runs patches made in the open source program Pure Data. You can load your own patches from a USB drive, and there are more and more new ones to choose from all the time in the Organelle Patch Repository, where users can share the patches they’ve created. Those who are already proficient at using Pure Data may have an extra advantage because they’ll be best able to create original content for themselves, yet non-programmers will also love it for how it can be mapped to reflect a specific aesthetic and functionality (called a synthesizer, some use it mostly as a sequencer or drum machine).

Because Organelle is a computer in its own right, you can connect it to an HDMI monitor and USB keyboard/mouse to work directly on its simple desktop environment. Adding to its portability is its built-in speaker and its ability to run on batteries.

Organelle can integrate an external sound source for processing, and some enjoy using it for its ability to make a sound warmer and more lo-fi without a lot of effects.

Audio Specifications:

  • Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz; 16-bit (In & Out)
  • 2x ¼" Mono Sound Output Jacks (L & R channels)
  • ¼" Stereo Sound Input Jack
  • ⅛" Stereo Headphone output Jack
  • ¼" Footswitch Jack


  • High-Contrast OLED Display Screen
  • Four Parameter Knobs
  • Rotary Selection knob with Push Button Select
  • Volume Knob
  • 25x Maple Key

Processor Specifications:

  • 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 with 512 MB RAM
  • Linux Operating System
  • Boot time: ~12 seconds


  • 4GB USB Drive included; Patches and any required files (audio samples, etc.) stored here

Additional Connections:

  • 2x USB Port (2.0 standard-A type connector). USB Host for: MIDI over USB & Serial over USB
  • HDMI output port

Power Requirement:

  • 9VDC, 1.0 Amp, Center-positive plug.
  • Power Supply included. (Input: 100-240 Volts AC at 50/60 Hz.)

Physical Characteristics:

  • Size: 10.5" x 3.25" x 2.125"
  • Enclosure: Anodized Aluminum top, ABS Plastic bottom, rubber foot pads

Additional Information

Condition New
Output Connectors 1/4 in. TS
MIDI Connections In, Out
Amp Wattage 3w
Number of Keys 25

One of the most expansive, forward thinking pieces of gear on the market. Equally as effective as an effects unit, synthesizer, sampler, and sequencer.An invaluable tool for the sonic explorer.

By Andy C on November 28, 2018

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