The Silly Synth Takes Compact Synth Engineering To the Next Level

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 11, 2016
References: mitxela & gizmag
The so-called silly synth is an exceptionally unique and well designed MIDI synth that might just be the smallest MIDI synthesizer ever invented.

This particular MIDI synth was created by trimming the plastic frame of a USB plug and sticking in the electronic components there. The end result is a device that may not feature fancy filters, oscillators or envelopes but can indeed generate basic waves from MIDI data.

This particular MIDI synth is a fine example of something being built not merely with functionality in mind, but to prove the efficacy and usefulness of new kinds of device engineering techniques, however audacious. This silly synth proves that MIDI synthesizers can absolutely be designed with ultra-compact form factors in mind, aiding in portability.