Hardware Analog Synth For Less Than $100

SX-150 Mark II has 10 controllable parameters and a four octave range   29-Nov-12

The Analog Synthesizer SX-150 Mark II for sale at Think Geek features ten controllable parameters, line in and out, and a four octave range. You use an electrode stylus to play tones, but a printable keyboard overlay is available to play exact notes.

Analog Synthesizer SX-150 Mark II features

  • Fully-functional analog synthesizer, ready to help you rock the world.
  • Four octave range.
  • Achieve vibrato, tremolo, and "wah" effect with VCF and LFO buttons.
  • 10 Parameters to control: cutoff, resonance, attack, decay, pitch ENV, LFO wave, LFO rate, LFO depth, VCF modulation, and LFO modulation.
  • Tunable to play nice with other instruments.
  • Line in and line out (standard 3.5mm headphone jack size) to expand your synth voice.
  • Batteries: 4 AA (not included)
  • Dimensions: approx. 6.5" x 4.75" x 1.5"

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Koshdukai    Said...

To me, if there's no MIDI or CV input, it's just a noise box toy, not an instrument I can play.

I know it's a narrow minded view of these kits, but that's where I draw the line in the sand.

29-Nov-12 10:48 AM

Peter K.    Said...

Agreed. Put that money towards something better.

29-Nov-12 10:49 AM

Ben    Said...

Got a gakken, which is pretty much the same thing, and it sits idle in its box. At least the gakken was cheaper!

29-Nov-12 12:01 PM

Ben    Said...

Got a gakken, which is pretty much the same thing, and it sits idle in its box. At least the gakken was cheaper!

29-Nov-12 12:01 PM

gtrman    Said...

Toys for kiddies. Reminds me of the Korg junk. They can sell these at "Toys R Us" because that is about what they are worth.

29-Nov-12 02:12 PM

NadaToy    Said...

Why not just save your money and buy a good computer? That way, you can take full advantage of software synths and sequencers.

This toy is utter crap. I agree with everyone else who posted here.

29-Nov-12 09:29 PM

A Sage    Said...

Do we need another tiny ribbon to play? I just wonder why with so many interesting products to choose from these days how a company would invest resources into making another toy box unless it was destined for the toy stores. So, this is clearly not intended for this audience. At least the Korg stuff offers Sync capabilities.

30-Nov-12 03:30 AM

dyscode    Said...

This has been released by Japanese DIY Mag Gakken in 2008 already. You can still order copies for 6000Yen. The Synth stopped working after one year, for me. Rather weak Oscillator, ok Filter. Get a Korg monotribe instead. WAY better.


30-Nov-12 04:05 AM

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