At Machina Bristronica 2023, we met again with Girts from Erica Synths to get the lowdown on the Bullfrog, a collaboration between Erica Synths and Richie Hawtin designed to bring synthesis education into schools.
The Bullfrog is a fully modular synthesizer tailored for educational purposes, featuring color-coded modules and step-by-step learning progressions. It aims to engage students in music technology by providing hands-on experience with patching and sound design, making it a valuable tool for both kids and teachers. With its educational focus, the Bullfrog is a promising initiative to reintroduce physical synthesizers into schools, offering a new way to inspire students to explore the world of electronic music.
While the big Bullfrog Teachers (XL size) model is still in development and set to release next year, the smaller version is already available for both educational institutions and individuals. Priced at 500 euros (with significant discounts for educational institutions), the Bullfrog comes with various voice cards, including a sequencer, acid bassline, and a sampler looper, allowing for creative experimentation and learning. Erica Synths is dedicated to making electronic music education accessible, bridging the gap between physics and music technology.
Bullfrog available now. Price: 500 Euros
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