6 Cool Things on Etsy

Devo Mesh Hat Energy Dome – This a vintage inspired mesh Devo trucker hat.. Great for parties or for your everyday beer drinking looser prog rock synth boyfriend… Nothing says i love you more than this. $8.00 USD – Link

Korg Audio Synthesizer Routing Diagram Vintage Screen-Printed T-shirt – This t-shirt design has an 80’s diagram of music path routing representation featuring line art drawings of a Korg Drum, Casio Mixer, Roland synthesizers, a sequencer and various effects machines. – $16.00 USD Link

Retro Electronic Music Synthesizer T-shirt – Lineart drawing of one of the most revolutionary devices in music history. $14.00 USD Link

Beep-it Deluxe – Beep-it Deluxe is a handmade optical theremin, housed in a handsome laser-cut bamboo case and featuring a big chrome button and 2nd oscillator for enhanced modulation. $65.00 USD Link

Synthesizer, SILK silkscreen electronic music nerd necktie – Synth nerds unite! Built in 1975, the EMS Synthi-E was one of the first traveling synthesizers, strangely foreshadowing the laptop music of today. It was a low cost version of the Synthi-A designed for schools and colleges, the unit was easily transportable as it is housed in a small briefcase and is battery operated. Perfect gift for the music or electronics-obsessed. $40.00 Link

Piano Earrings – Earrings handmade of Hama beads. Nickel free and allergy friendly. $7.50 USD Link

I think the Devo hat is the coolest thing here. What’s your favorite?

Scribbles is a handmade synth with a chalkboard.

My friend was showing me some neat synthesizer ties on Etsy. For those who don’t know Etsy is a great site where people sell their hand made goods. I decided to search further on the site and see if there were any handmade electronics for sale and I found Scribbles. This hand made synthesizer has a most unique feature: a built in chalkboard!

The synth is based on Ray Wilson’s Sound Lab Mini-Synth design which you can find at www.musicfromouterspace.com

The oscillators are tuned to 1V/octave, so it will track with other 1V/octave keyboards. There are inverting level shifteres on the ramp oscillators, and a sawtooth wave output on each. There is an additional square wave output on VCO 2. One of its special features is the pre-amp on the main output- you can listen to Scribbles on your headphones.

With the Sample & Hold, you can play melodies that sound like a sequence and is especially fun to play with the LFO’s triangle wave as its input source. With a square wave, the result is more calculated and more random sounding, depending on the pulse width and sample rate. The Attack-Release envelope generator has an internal loop option, which makes it repeat and play like an LFO too. If you switch the loop switch down, the envelope generator repeats on the Sample & Hold. The blue arcade button on the corner is a manual trigger button for the envelope generator. Adding to the main output’s pre-amp, there is another pre-amp on the audio input, which turns up the volume but can also make distortion. And to add to this mix of making a variety in tones, there is another pre-amp circuit after the filter, but before the VCA. – www.healthclub-music.com/scribbles.htm

The Scribbles was listed on Etsy for $380 USD. I believe it sold since I saw it last night because I can’t find the listing again. Luckily I remembered the website mentioned in the listing so you listen to some MP3 samples: healthclub-music.com If your in the spending mood you can see if they are making more for sale. Oh by the way while you are there check out their Swing Step Sequencer: niiice.

What would you write on the Scribbles chalkboard? Patch ideas? Lyrics? Inspiring quotes? The grocery list?