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529 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - The Neon Indian Pal198... · 0 replies · +1 points

The glitchy video just put me off.

530 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - Prince's Patented Purp... · 0 replies · +5 points

As I recall, it's controlled by a small purple knob.

530 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - Nebulophone Stylus Syn... · 0 replies · +2 points

Just taken one-and-a-half hours out of my busy holiday weekend to put together the Nebulophone which - yes! - I did get for my birthday.

It's brilliant.

No problems with the kit. One slight delay which could have been rectified more quickly if I'd read the instructions properly. Superbly made printed circuit board and everything fitted. No better use was ever made of an Atmega chip. Kudos to Dr Bleep and Mr Chimples.

Buy one now.

531 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - Daphne Oram & The Oram... · 0 replies · +1 points

Light bulbs
Reed relays

Cutting-edge technology of my childhood. Hands up who else here remembers them?

531 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - Daphne Oram & The Oram... · 0 replies · +1 points

It'll never catch on. Come to think of it, it never caught on. I wish my modular looked like that, though.

531 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - 5 Ways To Listen Better · 1 reply · +6 points

Absolutely. What SynthFan said goes for me too. I'd like to expand on it but I can't. I shall be using this short video in my University teaching.

Synthtopia - worth every penny of the subscription price!

531 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - WTF Is This Thing And ... · 0 replies · +5 points

You are all SO envious.

531 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - The Korg VC-10 Analog ... · 0 replies · 0 points

So reminiscent of the worst excesses of the Electric Light Orchestra...

532 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - Ostinato for 8 iPods -... · 1 reply · +1 points

I can see a bunch of schoolchildren(and their audience) getting more out of this than making those awful squawking or scratching noises with recorders or violins (although ukuleles are a great improvement nowadays). Seriously, if kids could be got into making "real'" music like this without having to commit to the purchase of a musical instrument, it would help those kids to identify if they had a real interest in music early on. Others could identify that they had more interest in the technology, and take a different route. Everyone wins.

532 weeks ago @ Synthtopia - The Ambidextro Keytar ... · 3 replies · +1 points

Impossible to assess the coolness in the presence of the player in the photo.