Blipblox After Dark First Look & Interview With The Developer

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Blipblox invited children to get to know synthesis in a playful way with its Toy Synthesizer last year, now they are also giving parents a new synth called Dark Wave. 

Blipblox was probably one of the special releases at NAMM 2019. Mainly because it didn’t look like a synthesizer at first glance, but like a toy for toddlers. However, it is a synth that is now being launched in the same form for older children.

Blipblox After Dark features a mature look with completely re-engineered electronics and software. It’s the device pre-teens, parents and professional producers will want to use after the lights go out and the little ones go to sleep. While the original Blipblox fits comfortably in both the toy and music markets, the Blipblox
After Dark is designed specifically for synthesizer enthusiasts.

Blipbox After Dark

Blipblox After Dark Unique Instrument

Blipblox After Dark retains the innovative signal flow of the original Blipblox, yet nearly every aspect of the synthesis engine has been redesigned to take advantage of the new, state-of-the-art electronics inside.

  • Advanced multimode resonant filter gives every sound a rich, analog-like quality.
  • Multi-tap stereo delay adds a full, lush quality to the output.
  • New oscillator modulation schemes include enhanced Blipblox classics, plus all new schemes that utilize 256 custom wavetables that can be morphed and scanned.
  • The After Dark’s drums are generated by over a hundred new kick and snare samples that can be individually pitched for unique, professional beats.

All of these features combine to make the Blipblox After Dark one of the most advanced, full-featured synthesizers ever released in its price range. Blipblox After Dark, advanced synthesis has never been so much fun.


  • MIDI input for an external keyboard or sequencer controller.
  • Sixteen unique oscillator modulation schemes with wavetables.
  • One Multimode Resonant Filter.
  • Two Envelope Generators.
  • Two LFOs.
  • 1⁄4” Stereo Audio Output jack.
  • Powered by 3 AA batteries or included USB-DC cable.
  • FCC, CE, ASTM F963-17, CPSC 16, EN62115, REACH, RohS and CA Prop 65 for toys.

Blipblox Interview

I had the chance to talk to Troy, the developer of the Blipblox Synthesizer lineup.

Blipblox After Dark will be available in June 2020 for $199 USD.

More information here: Blipbox 

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