Meet Stylish!, A Combined Synthesizer and Belt Buckle
Meet Stylish!, a combined belt buckle and stylus-based monophonic digital (virtual analog) synthesizer that, along with its built-in speaker, includes multiple oscillators, filters, envelopes, vibrato, and more.
Conceived as a piece of premium swag for the MAGwest convention, “Stylish!” investigates how cheaply one can make a real, useful monophonic, digital (virtual analog) music synthesizer! Borrowing the stylus-based keyboard from the venerable Stylophone, and adding complete synthesis features like multiple oscillators, filters, envelopes, vibrato, etc. that are fully adjustable so that you can make your own sounds! It may even end up with a step sequencer and drum loop!
Let’s bring real music synthesis to the masses, stylishly!
The synthesizer makes use of the Arduino microcontroller and the code for Stylish! is available on GitHub. It serves as an entry for the Hackaday Prize and you can visit the project page to learn more.