The Krakatone is a new creation from the enigmatic Sid Rockett, a brilliant designer based in Czechia, who defines this compact device as a ‘cracklebox and sound destroyer’. Capable of creating unique and interesting noises simply by touching the touch plates, this device is an exciting tactile addition to any musical workflow.
This device is brilliant for people who love experimenting with sound and is packed with unusual features. Use your fingers to create and modulate noise using the device alone, or plug in any sound source and use the Krakatone to destroy and distort your sounds into intriguing textural tones.
The dissonant layered timbres created by this device quickly form an unsettling ambience with many purposes within electronic music, short films, or even art exhibits. You can hear some of the brain-melting sounds this device can create in the demo; its glitchy and corrupted tones suggesting feelings of tension or excitement.
The Krackatone is inspired by the design of Nicolas Collins and is powered by a 9V battery. It features a 5.5/2.1mm power jack (centre positive), a 3.5mm input jack, and a 3.5mm stereo output jack. It’s also incredibly compact and lightweight, measuring just 3.5″x 2″ (8.9 x 5.1 cm), including its rubber feet.
DIY Synths & Sounds are an independent electronics design company run by Sid Rockett, who is passionate about synth DIY and specialises in making tiny synths and noise makers.