Superwave has released Stylophone – a free Windows software synthesizer recreation of the classic Dubreq Stylophone music toy.
Over 40 years old, the Stylophone pocket synthesizer made popular by the likes of Rolf Harris and David Bowie (as used in the timeless classic Space Oddity) is now available in VSTi format.
The Stylophone is a monophonic synthesizer with one sound only, with the option to add vibrato enhancement. The Stylophone VSTi has a sample based oscillator using samples recorded from an original Stylophone, not the modern reproduction model. All samples were recorded using a high quality microphone from the Stylophone speaker output for the most accurate sounding emulation.
The Stylophone has been used Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Erasure, Orbital, Marilyn Manson, They Might Be Giants, White Stripes and Little Boots.
If you’ve used Superwave Stylophone, leave a comment with your impressions!
Technical Specifications v1.0
- 1 Sample Oscillator
- Samples: 20 Multi-Samples (Looped sample for each key)
- Waveforms: Saw
- 1 Amplifier
- Responce Curve: Exponential
- 1 Envelope
- Fixed Values: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Low Frequency Oscillators
- 1 LFO
- Waveforms: Sine
- Controls: Vibrato
- Monophonic operation
- On/Off switch
- 2 high quality presets