Friday, January 12, 2024

E.T. Drone Home!

You can get yourself lost in space with the alien sounds of the Stylophone CPM DS-2, just unveiled by Dubreq at the 2024 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. 

With two-oscillators, two sub-oscillators, an LFO, reverb, delay, a mixer, and 12 modular patch points, this synth has plenty of sonic tools in a compact footprint.

Powered by AA batteries, it work as a standalone compact portable modular (CPM) instrument. Or you can patch it into a Eurorack system. I would love to plug it into my Stylophone Gen R-8 synthesizer to create some thicker keyboard-controlled sounds or to power the DS-2 with the arpeggiator of the Gen R-8.

The expected list price is $259 USD. You can pre-order now, with no money due until they are ready to ship at

Check out the teaser video here:

Monday, January 8, 2024

New Stylophone Theremin is also a Tannerin!

 The creative minds at Dubreq have created a new version of something old. The Stylophone Theremin is now available for pre-order from the Stylophone website

Dubreq Stylophone Theremin

image courtesy of Dubreq, Ltd.

What excites me most about the instrument is that there are two ways to control the pitch. The telescopic antenna allows for space control like a traditional theremin. There is also a slider with pitch markings reminiscent of the Electro-Theremin or the Tannerin. It was this type of controller actually used in the Beach Boys tune "Good Vibrations," although it is often mistaken for a theremin. 

The promotional photos show that the volume envelope can be controlled by a push-button. It reminds me a bit of the expression control keys of an Ondes Martenot. 

I can't wait to get my hands off of one of these cool new instruments. List price is expected to be about $110 USD. Details are at