Love Hulten loves weird synthesizer projects, but his latest is arguably his most ambitious yet. The artist has unveiled a Doodlestation synth deck whose central display visualizes MIDI audio as rainbow vomit – when you’re playing, the poor person on screen is probably swinging. Don’t worry about that novelty fading though, as there are some surprisingly practical features.
Most of the space is taken up by a Sequential OB-6 analog synth (with a custom keybed), a Moog DFAM percussion synth, and a Hologram Microcosm effects pedal. However, you will also find a theremin setup and you can add tape echo through a system that shows the tape bouncing around. Built-in speakers and a handy patch cord tray also reduce clutter.
Like other Love Hulten projects, the Doodlestation is a one-off design. You are not about to buy one for your studio. Still, this goes to show that synth suites don’t have to be boring – this is equipment you might be proud to show off to your fellow musicians.
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