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Molecule Synth

Make a myriad of your own musical instruments

by Graham Hiemstra in Tech on 16 August 2012

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Resembling more of a genius child's wind-up toy than a musical instrument, Travis Feldman's open source Molecule Synth combines rearrangeable hexagonal pieces to create an unconventional version of the traditional keyboard synthesizer. Each modular node represents an element of the synth—a speaker and amp, a sound generator and a pitch controller—and can be arranged in a number of combinations to create a wide variety of different instruments.

The DIY synth can be controlled manually with its physical controllers or plugged in to a conventional MIDI keyboard, with the first option offering more experimental sounds. For more information on the Molecule Synth see their informative website and to keep up with and support the venture visit Kickstarter.

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