Bard Quartet

£379.00 (£315.83 ex VAT)

Quad quantizer with user editable and independent scales. Also offers features including Microtonal tuning, Octave transposing, Patch storage and Arpeggiators.

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The Shakmat Modular Bard Quartet composes and sings along with your complex harmonies! With its 4 channels and integrated keyboard, the Bard Quartet can control up to 4 different instruments which will play together as a harmonious quartet fed by your musical ideas. Even better: the potentiometer allows you to navigate through 8 customisable harmonic progressions, leading to the creation of entire songs!

The Bard Quartet can memorise up to 320 scales (4 channels, 8 harmonies, 10 memory slots). Furthermore it includes highly customisable Microtuning and Arpeggiator options, as well as three assignable inputs and outputs.


  • Quad quantizer with user editable and independent scales
  • Harmony potentiometer and CV input allowing to easily recall 8 different sets of scales
  • User editable microtuning capabilities
  • Arpeggiator with control on octave spread and mode
  • Octave transposing (-3 to +3 oct)
  • Non-volatile memory of 16 slots of 16 scenes
  • Shared transpose input (per octave, pre or post quanitzer)
  • Shared gate input acting as a track and hold or a reset for the arpeggiators
  • Shared trigger output
  • Non volatile memory of 10 x 8 harmonies
  • Optional input interraction (normalisation or analog shift register)
  • V/Oct, Hz/V and Buchla tuning compliant
  • Skiff Friendly
  • Djtechtools rubber injected potentiometers


Width: 10hp
Depth: 29mm
Power: 60mA @ +12V / 10mA @ -12V