Gadget Geek: Kilpatrick Audio Phenol

Patching perfection in a compact package
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Modular synth aficionados seeking a compact, affordable instrument will be inspired by the latest offering from Kilpatrick Audio. Modeled after traditional modular synths, Phenol is based on a banana patch system with color-coded jacks and voltages compatible with Kilpatrick Format and other modular systems. Features include two analog VCOs, two analog filters, two envelope generators, MIDI-to-CV converter, built-in MIDI sequencer/looper, a variety of connectivity options, and a mixer. Retail is $849; check it out at