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Stylish! is a belt-buckle monosynth that could be so cheap they might even give it away

Stylish! is a virtual analogue synth with built-in speaker and stylus-based keyboard that is designed to fit on your belt.

Looking like something resembling a cyclops with a maniacal grin, this wearable synth was conceived as a piece of “premium swag” for MAGwest – a music and gaming show located in San Francisco – with the onus very much on how cheaply a useable monosynth can be created.

Alongside the stylus keyboard, the synth also includes an array of LEDs surrounding the onboard speaker and a headphone output.

So far, the project is still in development and Tim Trzepacz, of SoftEgg says that the final version may also include a step sequencer and drum loops in the final version. 

There’s no word whether Stylish! will take flight as more than just a conference giveaway and become more widely available after the event, but you can keep an eye on how the project is coming along over on the Hackaday project page.

Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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