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After the great success of the first iteration, Gecho is back - stronger, faster, slimmer!

Completely redesigned, incorporating all the ideas and suggestions that you have provided.

Get one of the remaining units from the first batch made, while they last!

State of the art sound processing circuitry in a hand‑made wooden box

We believe in building quality products that will last.
Designed and crafted in Europe, all components sourced from reputable suppliers.

More compact and self-contained, in wood, acrylic or plastic

There is a variety of formats and enclosures to choose from, and alternate powering scheme within the realm of DIY.

New sound engines, such as MI Clouds and Dekrispator

Thanks to stronger CPU and more memory under the hood we could pack everything in, without any compromises.

Better sound, more inputs and outputs; line levels and MIDI

Now operating at over 50kHz sampling rate, with plethora of ins and outs - including bi‑directional CVs and gate triggers.

 

Option 1: Complete unit in the wooden box

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Complete unit: €239   (€289 with EU VAT)

Built and soldered together. You will be able to select colour of the silicone buttons and front panel after placing your order (you will get access to "manage order" page). There are six choices: translucent, sunflower yellow, bordeaux violet, lime green, sky blue and telemagenta (and here is how they look in black and blue panel).

Accessories include USB & MIDI cable, manual and stickers. No batteries are included.

The box is hand-made from solid wood, Ash. Unlike the boxes for "classic" Gecho v1, which were made from Alder wood, Ash is a bit harder and has more contrasting grain. The unit is detachable from the box; it's held by 4 magnets. There are slots for all connectors so you do not need to remove the insides out while playing. In the gallery at the end of this page you can find photos taken from various angles.

Gecho is powered by three AA batteries. You can use any disposable or rechargeable type (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH or Ni-Zn; these need to be charged externally with a dedicated charger). To extend battery life, or as an alternative, you can power Gecho via the USB port. Plug or unplug it at any time as required, without affecting normal operation.

 

Option 2: Acrylic sandwich

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Acrylic sandwich: €123   (€149 with EU VAT)

This is a minimalistic option that offers more "classic" look and allows you to get your Gecho in the most compact format possible. Protected by two acrylic panels, powered via USB (e.g. from laptops, adapters, power banks).

It has exactly the same functionality, input and outpus like all other option - the only difference is that there are no batteries. You can keep it in "Altoids" style tin can that it will arrive in, or install in another enclosure of your choice.

If you are interested in adding a Li-Po cell, you can leave a note in checkout, we will add 2 pairs of brass spacers that allow mounting of 5-7mm thick Li-Po. You will need to solder two wires and two jumpers.

Scroll down to the end of this page for better pictures of how it looks with various coloured buttons.

As opposed to previous version of Gecho, here the user-programmed content and settings are stored persistently in Flash and do not require a back-up battery.

Accessories include USB & MIDI cable, manual and stickers.

You will be able to select colour of the silicone buttons after placing your order (you will get access to "manage order" page). There are six choices: translucent, sunflower yellow, bordeaux violet, lime green, sky blue and telemagenta (and here is how they look).

What is Gecho?

A hand-made, digital, polyphonic pocket synthesizer controlled by buttons, sensors and accelerometer. Whenever you power it on, it becomes a meditation tool, source of endless music from your environment... Or an amusing sound processor reacting to your voice, other instruments and various everyday objects that make sound or noise.

Connect it to your guitar pickup, Korg Volcas, IKM Uno or something else! Let it play chord progressions in background while you practice, or be an instant inspiration when you get stuck while composing.

Listen to textures, vibrations and infra-red light. Draw waveforms in the air and listen to them. Embed the board into your own enclosure and connect various sensors, buttons, encoders and more LEDs (one can never have too many shiny lights, right? :)

Learn basic DSP coding, invent your own effects; implement tuner, metronome, colourful VU-meter, abundant drum kits and sequencers using 32GB of storage on the Micro-SD card. Code sound and touch triggered games, follow tutorials, learn and have fun!

 

This device is the result of collaborative effort of three family-owned businesses in three European countries, initially supported by over 500 happy KickStarter backers.

Made with passion at every step. By buying this product you are supporting sustainable development and innovation of this unique pocket synth line.

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