Dirty Electronics Mute Synth 1 Review – It’s ‘Finger Licking Good’

This video, via The Tuesday Night Machines, takes a look at the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth I – a ‘dirtylicious’ handheld noise synth that’s played by bridging connections on a circuit board with your fingers. 

The Dirty Electronics Mute Synth 1

The Dirty Electronics Mute Synth is a hand-held touch and tilt instrument, with copper etched artwork and contoured printed circuit board.

The instrument combines sound synthesis with a sequencer/pulser, and is controlled by the conductivity of the human body, which completes the instrument’s circuit when the copper etching is touched. There are touch points on both sides of the circuit board and two tilt switches on different planes allow for gestural control of the sequencer.

If you’ve used the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth 1, let us know what you think of it!

4 thoughts on “Dirty Electronics Mute Synth 1 Review – It’s ‘Finger Licking Good’

  1. Its the perfect rave synth. Stick it between your cheeks, dance until you sweat enough to trigger it and voila, you are a nardist.

  2. I really want to like this synth – I love many of the artists on Mute and I’m attracted to the idea of a grimy, unique synth as a label release. But I just haven’t heard any sounds from this thing that I think would be realistically usable in any way. Maybe that’s not the point . . . maybe it’s intended to be more of an art piece?

    Still cool idea, anyhow. I hope more labels explore this avenue. I’d love to see what a Hyperdub synth would sound like – maybe a drum machine? 🙂

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