How Good Can A Cheap Toy Synth Sound?

Gakken SX-150 Gets MIDI, Sounds Pretty Massive      23/11/09

How good can a $54.95 plastic synth sound?

Check out the video demo above for an audio demo of an SX-150 Analog Synthesizer Kit that's been modified for MIDI control.

The SX-150 is a battery-powered toy synth kit, but it offers controls for LFO, pitch envelope, frequency cutoff, resonance, and attack/decay.

It doesn't have MIDI built-in, but it's a popular mod.

Pricing and Availability

The SX-150 is available for $54.95 via Maker Shed.

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e. scarab    Said...

As cool as this is, check out the MINI 4 Airheads kit! "Airheads - Air Drums. A real midi controller that senses position and velocity with only a wave of the hand over the sensors. These triggers act the same as a piezo transducer without touching them." And it is on sale for a mere $66 dollars! http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKAH1 They also have a couple of small theremin kits. But perhaps the coolest thing of all is the "Super TV B Gone" kit. http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKAD4 It is a remote control that lets you turn off LED TV's surreptitiously for tons-o-fun!

24-Nov-09 10:42 PM


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