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December 25, 2008

Retro Pocket Synthesizer


That's different.

From the website:

    Stylophone Retro Pocket Synthesizer

    The Stylophone is a miniature stylus-operated synthesizer invented in 1967 and used by such iconic musicians as David Bowie, Kraftwerk and Erasure.

    It features a metal keyboard played by touching it with a stylus.

    That's right — over four decades ago with computers the size of a gymnasium and nary a PDA in sight, the Stylophone was a portable electronic music instrument with stylus-based control.

    This exact recreation of the original sounds the same as it did in the 60s.

    Simply remove the pen and tap any key for classic synth sounds.

    There is a switch to add vibrato and you can choose from one of three different retro organ type sounds.

    The tuning knob on the bottom allows for some pitch-bend effects if you must.

    The Stylophone is one of the simplest electronic instruments you will find, but its minimalist style is a big part of its charm.


    Input for MP3 player mixes your music with the Stylophone and outputs everything through the built-in speaker

    Tuning knob on bottom allows you tune the Stylophone or do pitch-bend effects

    Touch the stylus to the metal keyboard to play the Stylophone like a piano

    Miniature stylus operated synthesizer is a recreation of the 1967 classic

    Choose from three different retro organ sounds

    Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)

    Dimensions: 16cm x 9.5cm x 3.5cm

    Built-in speaker with volume control

    Optional headphone jack

    Optional vibrato effect



Don't take my word for it — watch the video.


December 25, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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Tribute to Rolf Harris, I guess.

Posted by: home korg ds-10 | Sep 15, 2009 11:32:28 AM

Here's a much better vid...


The Girl From Ipanema... One of the best songs ever...

Posted by: Rocketboy | Dec 26, 2008 2:52:17 PM

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