Designed by Bastl Instruments/Václav Peloušek
I met Václav Peloušek aka Paseka aka Toyota Vangelis from Brno, CZ the first time at Circuit Control in Dresden 2016. Václav showed up with the first six kits of the Bastl Kastle. Back home my nephew took it from me straight away.
Václav Peloušek is the main designer behind the Bastl Instruments brand and in his music he tries to capture the poetic nature of his deep technological considerations about synthesizer building. Bastl instruments (est. 2013) is a community-oriented company with a focus on the development and production of electronic musical instruments, ranging from sound boxes or pocket-sized utilities to fully equipped modular synthesizer systems. Many Bastl instruments or modules can also be called D.I.Y. soldering kits for yourself. I saw him several times performing live as Paseka or Toyota Vangelis, which always gave me great pleasure.
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Two years later I soldered the DUDE and I still love this small mixer. The Dude is a 5-channel mono mixer with an on / off channel switch, 5 volume controls and a power button. If a channel is on you can see a light. All inputs are mini jack and the output is a mini stereo jack and can also be used as a headphone output. You can power the Dude with a power supply or with 4 AA batteries. The sound quality is just great because all parts are high quality. You can see my dude a bit deranged in the photos.
I invited Václav as Paseka to the Stream Festival in Linz in 2018. Here you can hear his presentation on Bastl Instruments and his way how to use electronics in the afternoon at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. In the evening he had a great performance as Paseca at Club Unten.
Bastl Instruments: https://bastl-instruments.com
Bastl Instruments at Github: https://github.com/bastl-instruments
Toyota Vangelis: https://www.facebook.com/toyotavangelis/
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