Twisted Electrons Announced Therapkid Duophonic Chiptune Synthesizer

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After Deton8, Acid8 MKIII and hapiNES L, the fourth new hardware Synthesizer in 2019 from Twisted Electrons is already here. TherapKid is a new chiptune Synthesizer that is inspired by the therapSid. It features a duophonic synth engine with 2 voices, each of the voices has up to 4 oscillators. With the possibility to detune each of the oscillators, it’s also possible to create chords and drones.

For further sound shapings, it offers a hybrid 6581/8580 inspired multimode filter and a ring modulator. Another cool feature is a sound manager with space for 50 presets. It includes also a wild random preset generator for spontaneous new sounds. Another cool new synth from Twisted Electrons.

Twisted Electrons Therapkid


The first generation of SID (6581) had a wonderful gritty distorted filter but the later 8580 had a much stronger filter (more resonance). TherapKid offers a digital take on the best of both worlds with a strong filter resonance and 6581-like gritty tone.

TherapKid has 2 voices, each voice consisting of 4 oscillators. In duophonic mode you can play 2 notes at once, in mono mode you can detune them. But you can take things further by detuning each of the oscillators individually to form chords or drones. While the wavetables are 8Bit, they are processed by a powerful 96MHz 32BIT processor and put out of a 16BIT DAC with oversampling and filtering. This formula of retro sound generated by modern hardware allows for plenty of summing headroom, a rich sounding filter, and complex modulations.

Twisted Electrons Therapkid


  • Set the volume of the 8 waveforms independently*
  • Tune each of the 8 waveforms independently (chords, drones!)*
  • Sine wave for pure tones and deep sub bass*
  • Muti-mode arpeggiator
  • Ring modulator
  • Duophonic or monophonic modes
  • Hybrid 6581/8580 inspired multimode filter (Low pass, High pass, Band Pass, Notch)
  • Dual therapSid style LFO with up to 48 connections that can be made a a push of a button.
  • 50 Preset memory with wild random preset generator
  • Sturdy powder-coated steel case
  • Hardware MIDI via included 3.5mm >Din5 cable
  • USB Powered (can be battery powered with a USB battery brick)
  • 185mm x95mm x30mm
    *can’t be done on a real SID

Twisted Electrons Therapkid is available now for pre-order for 255€ (excl. VAT) and pre-order begins shipping May 1st.

More information here: Twisted Electrons

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