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Nintendo Ds Korg Ds-10 Sings Daft Punk

Nintendo Ds Korg Ds-10 Sings Daft Punk
If you’ve ever played with the KORG DS-10 cartridge for the Nintendo DS, you know how much fun you can have making tunes with your handheld. But did you know that the DS-10 can sing songs?

Circuit Bent NES Makes a Fun Video Synthesizer

Circuit Bent NES Makes a Fun Video Synthesizer
What happens when you splay open the guts of a classic NES console, and wire up a bunch of knobs, buttons and a patch panel? This, of course.
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Ketron Sd8 Synthesizer has More Keys Than You’Ll Ever Need

Ketron Sd8 Synthesizer has More Keys Than You’Ll Ever Need
This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve written about a many-keyed synthesizer on technabob, but it is the first time I’ve featured one today. So there. The Ketron SD8 differentiates itself from the keyboard pack by offering a keyboard that isn’t based on the traditional 88-keyed piano, but instead on the chromatic scale that you might find on an accordion.

Atari Punk Console has Three Settings: Bleep, Bloop and Loud

Atari Punk Console has Three Settings: Bleep, Bloop and Loud
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of the Atari Punk Console (APCs), they’re analog noisemakers that offer up sounds that are reminiscent of the old square-wave bleeps and bloops of the classic Atari 2600 video game system.

Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller

Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller
Got a spare Nintendo Power Glove sitting around? Why not do something cool with it like turning it into a modern musical instrument? That’s what synth hacker Denkitribe did when he rewired an old Famicom/NES Power Glove to control an Arduino-based controller circuit.

Star6 iPhone Sampler Synth Lets You Rave Out in Real Time

Star6 iPhone Sampler Synth Lets You Rave Out in Real Time
Star6 is a new iPhone app that turns your phone into a sampling synthesizer, perfect for live electronic music performances. Created as a collaboration between musician Jason Forrest and Agile Partners, Star6 not only lets you record your own samples or play a variety of pre-loaded sampled sounds, but you can send your own sounds to your phone over a Wi-Fi connection.

Steampunk Brass Synthesizer Blows My Mind

Steampunk Brass Synthesizer Blows My Mind
I always thought analog synthesizers were inherently retro. Just not quite this retro. This unbelievable steampunk modular synthesizer features tons of dials and intricate brass etching throughout. All of the buttons and knobs were hand lathed, and the synth includes a number of antique parts as well.

Pulsewidth’S Felt Mini Synthesizers Make Soft, Squishy Music

Pulsewidth’S Felt Mini Synthesizers Make Soft, Squishy Music
When I think of old school analog synthesizers, I think of hard plastic, wood and metal cases, and plenty of knobs, switches and wires. Not so says this crafter, who’s made up this batch of awesomely soft synthesizers.

Relive the Big and Chunky Days of Gadgets With Fauxsure Shirts

Relive the Big and Chunky Days of Gadgets With Fauxsure Shirts
Remember when controllers had corners and not curves? When speakers were bigger than a house? When storage was limited but personal? and rectangular? Remember when synths… Nevermind. Synthesizers still look the same. Oh wait. Remember when synths had no USB connection?

Fridgebuzzz Atari 400 Synth has Buttons, Knobs Galore

Fridgebuzzz Atari 400 Synth has Buttons, Knobs Galore
This wild looking analog synthesizer gets its body from a classic Atari 400 computer – but none of its brains. Created by Paul Rothman’s Fridgebuzzz Electronics (yes, that’s supposed to have 3 “z’s”), the simply named Atari Synth has more buttons and knobs than you can shake a stick at.

Drawdio Music Pencil Lets You Doodle Electronic Sounds

Drawdio Music Pencil Lets You Doodle Electronic Sounds
Feeling musically inclined, but haven’t the time or knowledge to write sheet music? Now you can produce your own sonic creations simply by doodling on a piece of paper. Designed by Adafruit (in collaboration with Jay Silver), Drawdio is an analog synthesizer circuit that straps to any soft-leaded pencil, and lets you crank out electronic sounds while you sketch.

Gakken Sx-150 Analog Synthesizer is a Hacker’S Delight

Gakken Sx-150 Analog Synthesizer is a Hacker’S Delight
The Gakken SX-150 is a little analog synthesizer kit that came packaged in a recent issue of a Japanese DIY science magazine. Now, these funky mini synths have started to show up around the globe, leaving all sorts of interesting beeps, blips and squeals in their wake.

Noise.Io: iPhone Synthesizer Sounds Very Cool

Noise.Io: iPhone Synthesizer Sounds Very Cool
With the recent launch of the iTunes App Store, we’re just starting to see the tip of the iceberg when it comes to applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Here’s one I’m really looking forward to playing with when it hits the App Store later this month.

Omega Orion Analog Synth Inspired by Kubrick

Omega Orion Analog Synth Inspired by Kubrick
When I think of 2001: A Space Odyssey, it usually conjures up imagery of HAL 9000’s glowing red light, the strains of Also Sprach Zarathrustra, and dead astronauts launched silently into space. But the guys over at Studio Electronics used the film as inspiration for the design of their new Omega Orion synthesizer.

Midibox Sid: C64 Transformed Into Glowing Midi Synth

Midibox Sid: C64 Transformed Into Glowing Midi Synth
The venerable Commodore 64 is well known among the electronic music community as a synthesizer modder’s dream machine thanks to its robust SID audio chipset. But most of the mods I’ve seen end up looking just like an old C64 and all the cool stuff is going on under the hood.

Tonal Plexus Synthesizers Get Up to 1688 Keys

Tonal Plexus Synthesizers Get Up to 1688 Keys
If you thought that the 312-key Chromatone synthesizer had a few more keys than your everyday piano, just wait ’til you get a load of the Tonal Plexus and its even more plentiful keyboard design. The Tonal Plexus series of keyboards is a micro-tonal input device featuring rows and rows of buttons which generate tones with far more precision than an 88-key piano can handle.
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