Over four million Stylophone pocket synthesizers have been sold since its invention in 1967. This makes it easily one of the most popular electronic musical instruments of all time. The Stylophone portable synth has been featured on numerous records, including hits such as “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, “Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk and “Icky Thump” by the White Stripes.
One reason for this success is that the Stylophone is easy and fun for anyone to play! Simply touch the notes on the metal keyboard with the stylus to play melodies. Choose between three cool, retro synth sounds and add effects like vibrato or pitch change. Other artists who have been associated with this celebrated pocket synth include Belle & Sebastian, The Beatles, Gorillaz, Gotya, Manic Street Preachers, Marilyn Manson, Moloko, Orbital, The Osmonds, Pulp, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Raconteurs, Queen, Vangelis, Rick Wakeman, Erasure and many more! The Stylophone is a “must have” for fans of retro synthesizers and pop culture.
Today’s Stylophone reissue was introduced by the inventor’s son, Ben Jarvis and is manufactured by Dubreq, Ltd. The retro pocket synth retains all of its original features including stylus operation and adds new sounds, controls and other features such as an audio input to let you play along with your favorite songs on your mobile device. Stylophone is the portable synthesizer that’s ready to play anytime and anywhere!
- Built-in speaker
- Tuning control for adjustable pitch
- Vibrato switch for automatic pulsating pitch effect
- Volume control
- Audio output for sending to headphones, mixers & more
- Audio input for playing along with mobile devices
- 2 exclusive Stylophone sounds
- Requires 3 AA batteries
- Includes mini audio cable & stylus