Make your whole synth setup lit


Get ready, mind-blowing secrets are about to be revealed! Bastl’s Illuminati are here to shine the light on… all the dark tunes you’ve been working on.

Our new device serves as a 2-channel USB lamp driver that takes either audio, CV, or MIDI, and instantly converts it to light intensity. Because of that, the Illuminati makes an exciting accessory for various types of gear including modular synths and drum machines, and it can easily create a wild visual accompaniment for all your jams.

Turn the lights on

Adjusting gain, decay, and inversion achieves the desired response to the signal. With a mini switch on the back, you can set whether the inputs also respond to negative voltages. Various MIDI information such as note, CC, aftertouch, or velocity can be visualized as well.

The Illuminati is powered by micro USB, ensuring flexibility in power sources, while the optically-coupled MIDI input helps avoid creating ground loops. The enclosure is designed to simplify its mounting to any surface either by screws, zip-ties, or a string. It also increases stability when used just as a USB lamp stand on a flat surface.


  • 2x 5V USB outputs
  • power draw limited to 0,5 A
  • 2x CV input
  • CVs are either 0 to 5V or -5 to +5V, set by a switch on the back
  • MIDI input
  • 2x button for settings
  • 5V micro USB input (power only)
  • enclosure with expanded base for better stability and mounting
  • firmware updates via MIDI
  • user manual PDF