Birdkids breaks new ground and shows on the Superbooth 2018 a futuristic Eurorack controller with which you can do almost anything!
The Viennese company Birdkids has made a name for itself in recent years for excellent analog Eurorack products (Bateleur oscillator, 42HP System…). But it was quiet for a while now, and there was a reason for that! Birdkids has rebuilt the company itself in this time and is breaking now new ground. Away from classic Synthesizer designs, towards futuristic products what belongs to the present time and brings forward the modular world.
On this year’s Superbooth, Birdkids will present the CROW Intelligence, a new generative hardware interface for modular setups with an integrated, cross platform, node based, Patch editor. The module (52hp) is build around three essential points: Perform, Control and Feel. I had the chance to talk with Michael Beim, CEO of Birdkids already before the Superbooth a bit about their upcoming Eurorack release.
CROW Intelligence is a hands-on, assignable, high-precision Generative Interface for modular setups (52hp) and external MIDI devices. Sixteen endless rotary encoders with multicolor LEDs and four contextual toggle buttons allow for tactile feedback. A bright, no-nonsense LCD Display provides visual feedback for the hardware-controlled, software-assigned control parameters and their corresponding values.
At the core of the hardware is a powerful, ARM-architecture processor running a standalone real time operating system. 16-bit precision ADC/DAC networks provide plenty of scaleable CV and binary I/O for any modular setup. The CROW Intelligence is a teamplayer: external class-compliant MIDI and MPE devices can be hosted directly and used as multi-timbral, expressive inputs. All controls are at your fingertips. Intuitive and tactile. Let CROW Intelligence adapt to your workflow and your idea! Focus on the performance.