Bivalvia Synthesis is the latest design from Swedish designer Love Hultén. Based on the Axoloti open source hardware synth that was created by Johannes Taelman, this toy-like handmade instrument has a wooden case and a clamshell design.
Flip the lid and you’ll find six dial/fader controllers and 15 Cheery MX keys. These enable you to play 12 MIDI notes in a chromatic scale, and there are also buttons for octave up/down and patch shifting. There’s a stereo output and also a 15W speaker.
You can create sounds and effects using the Axoloti Patcher software, and patches can be transferred via USB to a built-in SD card.
Find out more about Bivalvia on the Love Hultén website.