let’s talk about our favourite tiny/small soundmakers and sound processors!
what devices fit (literally) this category? i would say anything roughly palm/pocket sized, preferably battery/USB powered, but maybe it’s more about the feel than the size. something that invites you to play with it. something that’s maybe more about childlike exploration of some mysterious object you found than the specs.
to reflect that spirit, i don’t feel this post should be a comprehensive list of all such devices - part of the fun is realizing there are so many of them, including some truly bizarre or obscure ones - it’ll be more interesting to hear about your personal finds and experience with them.
special note on modulars: i feel modular systems like eurorack etc don’t truly belong here (and micro systems are a whole separate category) but we could certainly include devices that are meant to be patched together (littlebits) or self patched (kastle).
we also have dedicated threads for some of the devices - this thread is not meant to replace them but to have a general discussion thread [i couldn’t find an existing thread on this topic, mods - please merge if missed one!]