Been a while since we've heard from Dubreq, the makers of the original Stylophone and in more recent times, their foray into more serious synth territory with the Gen R8 (seen for £800 on Reverb!) and the more monotron-a-like Gen X1.
Now they have announced the Stylophone Beat - a dead simple, low cost "pocket drum machine" which keeps the good 'ol stylus on a wire approach but swaps out the keyboard for a circle of drum zones.
Stylophone Beat seems to be digital sample based with 4 bass and 4 drum sounds (mix and match) , you can record and loop, battery operated, with tiny speaker and audio out.
Its very inexpensive too with pre-orders being taken - assuming the boat full of these little critters will arrive in time for the Christmas market.
Extensive and complex filter and EQ options
Clip launching, stream from SD card
Bitwig 5.1, Pigtronix Cosmosis
Versatile CV performance looper