Dubreq Stylophone S-1 Retro Pocket Synth
Dubreq’s ‘Stylophone’ is one of the most iconic and popular electronic keyboard instruments of all time, having sold over 4 million between its invention in 1968 and today. The Stylophone S1 retains all the features from 1968 but with up-to-date t... read more
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Best non-expensive pocket analog synth in the universe
I saw Bowie play it a couple of years back and was totally captivated. Asmall analog stylus-operated keyboard with a single oscillator which is controlled by a metal plate with 20 keys printed directly on the synth electronic board, the keys are played with the stylus. it's got three different organ sounds plus an optional vibrato mode which sounds like a spooky haunted house and is deadly for some drone behind tracks. It's got a tuning knob allows you to tune it or do pitch-bending effects which sound mad. Headphone jack output and a built-in speaker with volume control and an audio input to mix your music with the synth and have them both coming out together from the speaker! Not expensive and endless amount of groovy electronic fun
I have three of these which I received at one time or another for birthdays or christmas. I say it's a gimmick or a toy as I don't think they sound that good personally and they are not very responsive.
They have three inbuilt sounds and you can get soem interesting sound when ran through additional processing, like stomp boxes or effects units
Doesn't capture the essence of the original it's based on. Construction feels cheap. The plastic protector on it took the ink it was protecting right off when I unwrapped it! I'll probably use this in a few places for ear candy and then gift it to someone else. May consider trying to find myself an earlier Dubreq model instead. Love Stylophones in general as a concept though.
Dubreq’s ‘Stylophone’ is one of the most iconic and popular electronic keyboard instruments of all time, having sold over 4 million between its invention in 1968 and today. The Stylophone S1 retains all the features from 1968 but with up-to-date technology, making it even more fun to make your own music!
- Classic retro design with chromed grille
- Nickel-plated keyboard played with brass-tipped stylus
- Vibrato function
- Line-in and headphone sockets (3.5mm jack)
- 3 voices, bass, classic and treble
- Built-in Stylus
- Built-in Speaker
- Vibrato Switch
- Volume Control
- Tone Switch
- Tuning Control
- On/Off Switch
- MP3 Input (3.5mm)
- Line Out (3.5mm)
- 3.5mm Cable Inc