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Etched-brass modular synth
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This supremely cool analog synth with a gorgeous etched-brass faceplace showed up on Steampunk Workshop, via the German synth site Synthesizer Database. The builder is Moritz Wolpert. Apparently, from the Google translation, all the knobs and handles were turned by hand on a lathe and the faceplace was hand-lettered, decorated and etched. The project took him two years.

Schaltzentrale [via Steampunk Workshop]

16 thoughts on “Etched-brass modular synth

  1. That last picture really messed with my head when I scrolled down the page – it looked like the image was compressing. I almost rebooted…

  2. Obvious question… How much do you think THAT weighs??   Woof!!
    Let’s just say you don’t want to drop it on your foot… or on the floor if you on the 2nd floor of a building lest it go through to the 1st floor!     Still, a work of art!!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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