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Bleep Labs announced the sequel to their Thingamagoop synth/noisemaker and it looks to be one heckuva major upgrade. The Thingamagoop 2 features –

  • Analog VCO controlled by analog or digital signal from Arduino. (A separate Arduino board is not required)
  • Sample and hold, Arpeggios, noise, and bit crush effects with open source code so you can program your own sounds!
  • All the analog sounds of the original Thingamagoop.
  • Controllable LEDacle – Ramp and random waveforms with rate control.
  • New modulators – Square wave amplitude modulator and triangle wave pulse width modulator.
  • Tough, stomp box type body with silk screened graphics in 3 different styles.
  • Easy to access battery – No more screws!
  • Much fuller and louder speaker.
  • CV in and out.
  • Arduino Programmer jack. Easily hook an Ardunio board up to the Thingamagoop 2.
  • Kit now comes with a pre-drilled enclosure.
  • Still assembled in Austin, Texas by Dr. Bleep and friends.

The Arduino integration alone is quite awesome, and along with control voltage input/output this should be a really versatile platform for cooking up some unique sounds. Kits and preassembled versions are currently available for pre-order over at Bleep Labs

In the Maker Shed:

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