Bastl introduces Pizza Crust Drum Module, THYME+ Delay Effect Ahead of Superbooth 2024

Ahead of Superbooth 2024, Bastl Instruments has introduced Pizza Crust, a Eurorack drum voice, and THYME+, a delay box.

Pizza Crust is a Eurorack drum voice module that they say “goes way beyond the drum territory”.

It consists of two layers – the NOISE source and dual oscillator TONE generator. You can tune your drum sound in using a pitch envelope, layer mixing, FM envelope, and transient shaper with hard-clipping.


  • Complex drum voice
  • Dual oscillator TONE layer with pitch settings
  • OCTAVE, DETUNE, pitch SWEEP, SEMI and FINE tune
  • 4 TONE shaping algorithms: FM, FM2, RING and DUAL
  • NOISE layer with filter and 4 algorithms: WHITE, BIT, CLAP and METALMETALIC
  • LAYER fader macro for balancing the TONE and NOISE layer by envelope settings and volume
  • ENV knob to lengthed decay to the right (CW of 12 o’clock) and both attack and decay to the left (CCW of 12 o’clock)
  • Dedicated CV input for LAYER and ENV
  • ENV output
  • V/OCT input with calibration to tune the TONE layer
  • TIMBRE section with 3 parameters: FILTER, CLIP and SHAPE and a dedicated CV input
  • FILTER is lowpass/highpass filter of the NOISE layer
  • CLIP is a clipper with transient focus (hard clip) or body bass boost focus (soft clip)
  • SHAPE settings for the TONE layer with BODY focus or TRANSIENT focus
  • Trigger input
  • Manual triggers
  • Velocity input – when trigger not connected it acts as input for external envelope
  • Assignable CTRL knob and CTRL CV option
  • Firmware updates via micro USB
  • Interchangeable HW with the Pizza Oscillator (just a different panel)

THYME+ is a digital tape machine that they say “transcends typical delay effects and spans across various multi-effect categories.”

THYME+ operates with the metaphor of an analog tape delay machine, offering adjustable tape speed and positions of the read heads. Multiple read heads (multi-tap) enhance density and complexity, while feedback and filters govern the richness or darkness of the echo tails.

THYME+ is an updated version of the original THYME, released in 2017. Alongside improved connectivity, a better audio codec, and a few firmware tweaks and refinements, the new version’s hardware is enhanced with a compact metal enclosure, larger, more spaced-out knobs, and a sleeker faceplate.


  • Hi-fi audio quality
  • Analog Input Gain knob up to +20dB
  • Multiple tape read heads
  • 9 adjustable parameters with LED signalization
  • Each parameter has a dedicated modulation source – a Robot
  • Each Robot is a powerful modulation source: LFO, envelope follower, ext. CV
  • Options for stereo Robot modulation, phase shifting, and more
  • Randomization of parameters
  • Rhythmical quantization of Delay time and Robots
  • Low-pass & high-pass filter
  • FREEZE button for creating Tape Loops
  • LINK button compensates for the change in Delay time caused by adjusting the Tape Speed
  • Tap tempo
  • Internal or external clock for synchronizing Delay, Robot, or Sequencer
  • Internal memory for 8 presets organized in 8 banks (64 presets)
  • Copy & paste presets even between banks
  • 32-step sequencer with 4 patterns for sequencing presets
  • 2 sequencer modes: Live & Write
  • Karplus-Strong synthesis method
  • Stereo/mono input and output
  • MIDI input
  • Analog clock input
  • CV input 0–5V (volt per octave for Tape Speed and Delay Time)
  • Footswitch jack for BYPASS

Pizza Crust is available now for €267  excl. VAT (approx. €323 incl. VAT) and is expected to ship in early June. THYME+ is available now for €495 excl. VAT (approx. €599 incl. VAT) and will be shipping in early June.


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