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  • A new Stylophone for a new generation?

    Some of you might remember the original Stylophone stylus-based electronic "keyboard" from the late 1960s...

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    Well now there's a new and much more powerful Stylophone out - check out my full review of the Stylophone GEN X-1 right here.

    And as always, if you have any questions or comments about either the Stylophone GEN X-1 analog synth or the review itself, feel free to post them here.


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    - George Carlin

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  • #2
    Holy hell Phil - do you drive a horse to work too?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bill5 View Post
      Holy hell Phil - do you drive a horse to work too?
      No, I don't have a horse anymore (although I used to).

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      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      • #4
        I guess I don't get it, with iPads, software synths and mini usb keyboards why would anyone be interested in this?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ggm1960 View Post
          I guess I don't get it, with iPads, software synths and mini usb keyboards why would anyone be interested in this?
          It costs well under $100 and doesn't require a computer to function. No menus to scroll through, no keystroke sequences to memorize.

          Pretty cool, Phil! I have two of the Korg Minitron ribbon synths (a Duo and a Delay) , they are sort of a modern take on the original stylophone, but this new one has a lot more features and more potential to be used for playing musical sounds and not just bleeps and bloops.
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          • Phil O'Keefe
            Phil O'Keefe commented
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            Yup. Stylus-based playing interface aside, it's a surprisingly capable little analog synth that's dirt cheap and lots of fun.

        • #6
          Originally posted by Mr.Grumpy View Post

          It costs well under $100 and doesn't require a computer to function. No menus to scroll through, no keystroke sequences to memorize.
          I get that I suppose but I've long had, and been engrossed in, Reason and all the other modern hardware/software stuff out there, big and small, plus I pretty much take a MBP or at least an iPad just about anywhere I go. But in all honesty my time for playing with music gear is currently so limited that if I wasn't still in the band it would basically cease to exist so honestly for me, this would just be another of many items that sits on a shelf suffering from neglect.

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          • #7
            I used to have one of the original Stylophones.

            We actually used it In a band in the early '70s. One song that I recall using it for is "Sweet Loraine" by Uriah Heep.

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            for the ecological wellbeing of the planet.

            Only we humans, who claim to be the most intelligent
            species here, are not doing that. ~Sadhguru

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            • #8
              Interesting
              "Danny, ci manchi a tutti. La E-Street Band non e' la stessa senza di te. Riposa in pace, fratello"

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