Ether Signposts #12/52a: OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer
The OM-1 cassette synthesiser is part of a current trend for the romance attached to analogue instruments and the desiring, possibly even fetishising of related small run, independently made hardware based electronic/synth instruments.
The FACT website described it as being “Instant Boards Of Canada”…
“The OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer is an analog musical instrument built around the concept that when a continuous tone/note is recorded to tape, its pitch will change as the tape’s playback speed is increased or decreased.”
Not sure if I would actually use it but I want one etc etc.
(File under: Other Pathway Pointers And Markers)
Directions and destinations: Onde Magnetique