New hardware synth fits in the palm of your hand

Do you want a coffee with that?
Do you want a coffee with that?

The bc8 is a new doughnut-sized circular synth that you use to make music anywhere. Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, it has its own pattern sequencer and can be controlled using eight knobs.

Developed by Chimera Synthesis, the device is powered by three AAA batteries and has a 3.5mm stereo output. The built-in DSP generates a VCO and an LFO, while there's also an envelope generator and a filter.

The knobs enable you to tweak all the aforementioned parameters and the sequencer is controlled by a button.

Priced at £75 (plus delivery), the bc8 will start rolling out of the Chimera factory next week. Only 100 units will be released initially - if you want one you can get in touch with Chimera via its website.

(via MusicThing)

Ben Rogerson
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I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.