Gallery: “Hammer Synthesizer” is a Complete Miniature Sound System Buil...


This may be one of the strangest instruments we have ever seen, second only to the Theremin, or possibly the Bubble Organ. “Inventor of useless things” Niklas Roy has constructed a multi-channel, 1-bit sound synthesizer inside a small birch log. By touching small felt balls with a hammer, the user can produce melodies while feeling as though they are literally crafting a piece of music.

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