Maker Faire New York: Molecule Synth Musical Instrument

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools, and a research affiliate at Institute for the Future.

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By Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools, and a research affiliate at Institute for the Future.

248 Articles

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Travis Feldman received twice his funding goal on Kickstarter for his cool Molecule Synth, an electronic musical instrument that comes with various hardware modules that you can connect together to create new sounds. You can check it out at Maker Faire New York.

The Molecule Synth offers the elemental components of a traditional keyboard synthesizer — a speaker & amp, a sound generator, and a pitch controller — but presents those elements as pieces that you arrange (and rearrange!) in various combinations to create your own musical device.