What do you get when you cross a Shruthi synth with a Volca? A Shrolca, of course

Joshua W Watson says that two other synths have inspired Shrolca, a new digital wavetable instrument that he’s currently pitching on Kickstarter. It’s based on the engine of Mutable Instruments’ Shruthi, but offers a similar form factor to a Korg Volca.

This is no mere copycat instrument, though. It features digital wavecycle oscillators and sequencers, a modulation matrix and a 24dB voltage-controlled filter. In keeping with the Volcas, you get a touch-activated MIDI keyboard, and the sequencer and arp can also transmit MIDI data.

The prototype model you’re looking at has a wooden case, but the production unit will feature a machined aluminium body that’s less than an inch deep.

Find out more on the Shrolca Kickstarter page. As things stand, a $250 pledge will get you a synth with an estimated delivery date of October.

Ben Rogerson

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.