MATRIXSYNTH: The Stylophone - Demo, History, and Modular Synthesizer Integration

Sunday, July 05, 2020

The Stylophone - Demo, History, and Modular Synthesizer Integration

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"We have some fun with the Stylophone, a classic tiny instrument from Dubreq from the late 1960s and early 1970s that was reissued in 2007. We will be using the first re-issued model, the Stylophone S-1 in our demos.

0:24 History of the Stylophone
1:09 Solo demos
2:40 Demo with Metasonix R54 as a VCF (controlled by Life is Unfair joystick)
4:21 Stylophone as FM modular for Sputnik Duo Oscillator, with FolkTek envelope follower and Sinc Bucina LPG
5:02 Beat-based demo, adding Rick&Morty Pocket Operator (PO-137), Make Noise Rene, Albeton Live, Expert Sleepers ES-8, QuBit Prism

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"What is a Stylophone?” you ask. The original Stylophone pocket synthesizer was invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis and manufactured by Dubreq from 1968 to 1975 as Stylophone, the original pocket electronic organ. Over three million original Stylophone synthesizers were produced and sold before the company ceased production. Today’s Stylophone reissue was introduced by the inventor’s son, Ben Jarvis and is manufactured by Dubreq, Ltd. The reissue retains all of the original features but with up-to-date technology. The current Stylophone retro pocket synth is a modern, portable synthesizer with a hit-filled past and present.

Video credits [KRAFTWERK - Taschenrechner (Live 1981 - ORF) - HIGH QUALITY below]
Photo credits"

KRAFTWERK - Taschenrechner (Live 1981 - ORF) - HIGH QUALITY


"Snippet from Austrian ORF TV Programme "Ohne Maulkorb" 01/1982
Remastered from Original Betamax Tape!"

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