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Critter & Guitari's description of the Critter & Guitari 5 Moons multitrack recorder and looper


Overview: 5 Moons.

5 Moons is a multitrack recorder. On one hand, it's a tool to record your creativity. Build up layers of tracks and enjoy crafting that perfect song or field recording.

On the other hand, it helps you create new sounds! Looping and bounce down functions open up new dimensions for your sound and fun ways for your tracks to interact with each other!

The unassuming wood enclosure draws you in, but hidden inside are high fidelity electronics designed for rich recordings. Its sleek user interface offers crisp control and ample room for sonic experimentation.

Watch the video and read on to learn more about what 5 Moons can do for you!


Easy Interface, Rapid Results.

Get straight into recording - let your creativity flow.

5 Moons' simple interface is perfect for effortlessly building up many tracks.

The immediacy of 5 Moons means you'll be quickly experimenting and exploring the new ideas flying around your studio - watch out!


One Shot or Loop? 

Create evolving jazz loops and/or a 3-chord pop song.

5 Moons is happy to acommodate recording a song with a beginning and end or a looping vibe - it's all in how you decide to play back your tracks.
You'll probably do both!


Bounce with Me.

Build up your song with more tracks.

At first glance, you might think 5 Moons 'only' has five tracks. But once you bounce down those five tracks to the first track of a new song, you'll have 4 more tracks to add to it!

Once those four new tracks have audio, bounce down again and you'll have another four new more tracks to play with! ...and on and on until your masterpiece is complete.

File Freedom.

Disk Mode makes it easy to transfer files to your DAW.


The USB-C port is used for both power and data transfer. Connect to your computer and copy your recordings for posterity and/or additional editing.

You can also copy existing audio files onto 5 Moons. Use these files as the beginnings of new songs or use 5 Moons' interface as a way to reenvision and remix your prior tracks!


Welcoming Material.

Warmth of wood invites you in.

A hunk of wood is a nice thing to look at and touch. 5 Moons' enclosure highlights a natural beauty that will inspire.



Audio Input/Output:

  • 1/8" Monophonic Audio Input
  • 1/8" Monophonic Audio Output
  • Five Track Volume Sliders
  • Master Output Volume Potentiometer

Audio Format:

  • Record Sample Rate: 48KHz
  • Record Bit Depth: 16-bit

Included Storage:

  • An 8GB microSD card holds the operating system and audio storage.
  • There is ~7GB for available for audio storage.
    This is about 20 hours total record time.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Size: 4.25 x 3.375 x 1.375" / 10.8 x 8.5 x 3.6 cm. Height includes Volume potentiometer.
  • Weight: 5oz / 140g
  • Pine & PLA Enclosure

Included Items:

  • Power Supply:
    • Input: 100-240VAC @ 50/60Hz.
    • Output: 5VDC
    • USB-A port
    • North American Plug
  • Power / Data Cable
    • USB-A to USB-C
    • Length: 40 inches / 101.6 cm