Tag Archives: Synthesizer

An Italian Company Wants To Put A Synthesizer On Your Wrist For $540

Just when we thought pocket-size is the smallest a synthesizer can get, one Italian company called Audioweld (who has watchmaking background, btw) takes synthesizer to the next level of small. How small? Well, it is small enough to be worn on the wrist and hence the name Synthwatch. Synthwatch has a functional seven-key keyboard, thus effectively making it a wrist-worn keyboard. The keys allow you to create tunes via a companion app on both Android and iOS. Continue reading An Italian Company Wants To Put A Synthesizer On Your Wrist For $540

Teenage Engineering Takes Synthesizer To Next Level With OP-Z

Three years in the making, Teenage Engineering’s newest multimedia synthesizer and sequencer, OP-Z, is finally ready. A follow up to the Swedish company’s first portable all-in-one OP-1 released six years ago, OP-Z is the first stand-alone 16-track sequencer that lets you pull off synchronized live composition of music, visuals, and lights, and doing so while remaining ultra portable. It is impossibly compact, measuring just 212.5 mm (8.37 inches) wide, 57.5 mm (2.26 inches) deep and 10 mm (0.39-inch) thin, and tips the scales at 850g (around 1.87 lbs). Continue reading Teenage Engineering Takes Synthesizer To Next Level With OP-Z

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator: Electronic Music Band That Fits in Your Pocket

Synthesizer-heavy music was pretty big in the 80s up to the 90s and so were the equipment required to make those trance-inducing music. But that was then. These days making synthesized music is literally pocket size, thanks to development like the Pocket Operator from Stockholm-based outfit, Teenage Engineering. Created in collaboration with Swedish fashion brand Cheap Monday, this calculator-like, pocket-size device is actual music machine that lets you create electronic tunes in your own terms. Everything that you need to create music is contained with a single circuit board, which boast a LCD display with animated graphics appropriate to its music type, along with a host of quality electronics including real synthesizer engines, built-in speaker sourced from Knowles, Silabs EFM 32 Gecko CPU, Cirrus Logic DAC, and even an alarm clock. Continue reading Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator: Electronic Music Band That Fits in Your Pocket

MIDI Sprout Biodata Sonification Device

it is normal for human to have fear. we fear of ferocious animals and also the unseen, but we are probably not worried about plants. even sentient plants like the Venus Fly Trap don’t quite scare us away. why? because Little Shop of Horror don’t happen in real life. however, things might get a little creepy if you know that these plants actually plays music, well, not quite literally, but there’s a thing called the MIDI Sprout Biodata Sonification Device will measure small electric currents across the surface of the plant’s leaf and converts the fluctuations into MIDI notes and controls that can be read by synthesizers and computers. Continue reading MIDI Sprout Biodata Sonification Device

KORG MS-20 Monophonic Synthesizer Kit

36 years on, the iconic KORG MS-20 lives again, but now it has more to offer than just letting you turn out funky tunes; it wants to get you involved by putting together the instrument yourself. the kit lets you create a real, full-sized and functional MS-20 which you can proudly claim that it is built by you. developed by the same engineers who oversaw the development of the original MS-20, the MS-20 promised to deliver the historic sound in complete fidelity and it even include filters from both the early and late versions of this iconic instrument, and allowing you to switch between the two. Continue reading KORG MS-20 Monophonic Synthesizer Kit

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer
Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer | US$849.00 | www.teenageengineering.com

it looks like a toy, but it isn’t one. the Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer has a future-beauty to it that grabbed our attention even though we are not, we repeat, not, a big fan of beeping tones. future-like look it is, this particular electronic musical instrument is touted as an all-in-one portable synthesizer that is a sampler, controller and of course, a synthesizer but it does not stop there. also built into this new age synthesizer is a FM radio, a 4-track tape recorder with variable tape speed, 4-channel mixer with equalizer, effect, drive and master out and an assignable G-Force sensor for motion controlled effects. Continue reading Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer


Pianocade | from US$250.00 | pianocade.com

we can’t think of any reason why someone would want to combine synthesizer with class arcade game controller but in case you do, the Pianocade is just the rig for you. unlike its namesake, it is not exactly a piano per say but it is a synthesizer and MIDI controller made famous around the same period as arcade had (in 80s). fashioned after the classic arcade game controller, complete with authentic arcade buttons and joystick, the Pianocade features 128-note range, a 5W internal speaker, a quarter inch amplified headphone jack, a quarter inch line out, MIDI in/out and through, as well as USB MIDI. Continue reading Pianocade