This video, via Jason Hotchkiss, demos Le Strum – a MIDI Strummed Chord Controller Kit, a sort of bizarre love child of an Omnichord & a Stylophone.
Using combinations of buttons, you can select a chord type (maj, min, 7, maj7, min7, dim, aug) and root note. The chord is then mapped across the pads, which you play with a wired stylus, sending output by MIDI.
Le Strum does not generate sounds itself, so it needs to be used with a MIDI instrument. Continue reading
Alex Glowaski created the Stylotar – a Stylophone + electric guitar hybrid that is finger-licking nasty.
“My favorite aspect of this misbegotten thing is that it’s an electronic instrument that must be wet to play,” notes Glowaski. “The conductivity isn’t great, so unless you’re a really sweaty person by nature, you need a little help to make the connection between the back strip and the thumbtacks.”
Here’s the video demo of the Stylotar in action: Continue reading
‘The Man With The Synth’ offers his take on the Stylophone S2 analog synthesizer:
This is the first part of a review of the new Stylophone S2 from Dubreq. This is a pre-release version and as I was told the only difference between this and the final product is the updated firmware.
This is part 2 of Marc Doty’s review of the Dubreq Stylophone S2. As noted in the video, Doty is reviewing a prototype of the S2, so some features may change. Continue reading
Remember when we covered the introduction of the new Dubreq Stylophone S2, and everybody thought it was kind of expensive for a Stylophone?
Marc Doty, known to some as the rock star of synth education for his series of in-depth videos, got his hands on a Stylophone S2 prototype and is impressed.
“If you don’t want this,” he says, “There is something wrong with you.”
Check out the video and let us know if you agree!
Dubreq released this video, offering a first look at the new Stylophone S2 analog synthesizer.
The new Dubreq Stylophone S2 takes the basic idea of the Stylophone, a stylus-played instrument that uses a printed circuit board as the keyboard, and turns it into a fully spec’d analogue synthesizer.
The iconic Stylophone pocket keyboard, played by everyone from David Bowie to Kraftwerk to Orbital to Gotye, is getting the ‘pro’ treatment.
Dubreq Ltd is introducing the Stylophone S2 – a ‘fully spec’d’ analogue synthesizer, designed and built in the UK.
While the original Stylophone is a fun instrument, the Stylophone S2 offers much more sophisticated features, including dual analog oscillators, a state-variable filter, a flexible LFO and even control voltage inputs.
Here are the details: