In case you aren’t aware, the Stylophone was a stylus-controlled analog synth from the late 1960s. Originally intended as a children’s toy, it was adopted by musicians of the time like David Bowie, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, and Kraftwerk.
The Stylophone was discontinued in the mid-70s, but a revised version was released in 2007 and it remains on the market today.
Since giving one to a family member for Christmas, I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of Stylophone performance, improvements, and hacks videos. There are so many things you can do with this instrument. It’s a pretty impressive synth for the money and for something sold as a toy.
In this video, Tim Alex Jacobs shows how he went about creating the Stylocard, a Stylophone inspired business card.
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