Onde Magnetique has developed a truly extraordinary little electronic gadget, dubbed the OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer, that is designed to make it possible to manipulate volume, amplitude, pitch and other parameters of sound recorded on old-school audio cassettes.
This gadget is equipped with a number of keys for playing notes, as well as a tuning knob to control the pitch range. A pressure-sensitive volume knob and attack/release knob are some of the other highlight features of the OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer. Users can even connect the device to an external speaker or amplifier.
Vintage audio has becoming increasingly popular in recent years, while the practice of sampling old music to create new interpretations has also become widespread. Given these two developments, there is sure to be a market for a device that lets you manipulate music recorded onto audio cassettes.