First time I came across the Korg littleBits Synth was at the Moma store in New York. I didn’t end up buying it, but tried it at a freinds place and was floored. These little lego like bits produce a full analog sound for little money. I would have picked them up but the knobs, etc felt a bit fiddly for me. I’m super happy to finally have the fat analog waveforms as Korg littleBits Synth samples in convenient Kontakt 5.6, Ableton Live Sampler, and SFZ formats.
The guys at Decent Samples painstakingly tuned each one, sampled each note over six octaves, set loop points, then turned it into a multisample. All so you can have this fun synth at your fingertips. *clap* You can download two packs here: littleBits-Square-Wave.zip & littleBits-Saw-Wave.zip
Here’s all the details for the download:
- Three formats: SFZ, Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1, and Ableton Live 9.1 (Simpler).
- Recorded in 96khz, 16-bit using a high-end audio interface
- Seemless waveform looping
- Recorded without lowpass filter (add your own software filters within Ableton, SFZ plugin, or Native Instruments Kontakt)
- Control envelope within SFZ, Ableton or Native Instruments Kontakt
- Both littleBits waveforms: sawtooth and square wave
- 5+ octaves
- Allows for polyphony (which the actual synth kit does not)
- Responds to velocity (which the actual synth kit does not)
- Ableton instrument responds to pitch bend and mod wheel (which actual synth kit does not)
Buy Korg littleBits Synth
If you dig this and what the real synth on your desk, it will set you back around $150, but check the current prices on Amazon.
You can even combine the littleBits Synth Kit with other little Bits modules to make expressive interfaces, or creations that span light, motion and sound! The package includes a project booklet with step-by-step instructions for creating a wide array of sound circuits and projects, and the box transforms into a ready-to-use performance station that can connect to recording or live sound equipment.