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Dubreq Stylophone S-1 Pocket Synthesizer

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What is a Stylophone?” you ask. The original Stylophone pocket synthesizer was invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis and manufactured by Dubreq from 1968 to 1975 as Stylophone, the original pocket electronic organ. Over three million original Stylophone synthesizers were produced and sold before the company ceased production. Today’s Stylophone reissue was introduced by the inventor’s son, Ben Jarvis and is manufactured by Dubreq, Ltd. The reissue retains all of the original features but with up-to-date technology. The current Stylophone retro pocket synth is a modern, portable synthesizer with a hit-filled past and present.

The Stylophone’s unique sound has featured on numerous hit records. How many single instruments, manufactured by one company, can claim a list of artists who have played it that includes David Bowie, Queen, Rick Wakeman, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Orbital, Marilyn Manson, Gotye, The Beatles, The White Stripes, Vince Clarke, and hundreds more? Check out this StylophoneYouTube gallery showcasing Stylophone music by a number of famous artists.

A piece of history in the palm of your hand. Dubreq’s Stylophone is an iconic and extremely popular keyboard instrument that was a lot of musicians first foray into simple synthesis. The classic look of the retro design and chromed speaker grille returns with this true to form reissue of the original. When the nickel-plated keyboard and the stylus connect it completes the circuit and make the distinct ‘buzz’ sound which made the stylophone famous. The S1 features a vibrato function and three truly retro voices: Bass, Classic, and Treble. All providing their own feel and sound. There are line outs and line ins so there are plenty of connectivity options. With new technology bringing it up to date - the Stylophone is as fun as it was in 1967.


+ Classic retro design with chromed grille
+ Nickel-plated keyboard played with brass-tipped stylus
+ Vibrato function
+ Line-in and headphone sockets (3.5mm jack)
+ 3 voices, bass, classic and treble
+ Built-in stylus
+ Built-in Speaker
+ Vibrato Switch
+ Volume Control
+ Tone Switch
+ Tuning Control
+ MP3 Input (3.5mm)
+ Line Out (3.5mm)
+ 3.5mm Cable Inc

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Oscillator(s)
Oscillators: 1
Oscillator Notes:
3 voices, bass, classic and treble
Filters: 1
Filter Notes:
+ Tone control
LFO: 1
LFO Notes::
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 37 keys, Touch Plates
Controls: Switches
Dimensions (WxDxH): 60 x 220 x 125 mm
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Audio Output Count: 1
Inputs: 1
Power: 3 x AA battery
Year Released: 1968
Units Made: 4+ Million
Used By
David Bowie, Queen, Rick Wakeman, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Orbital, Marilyn Manson, Gotye, The Beatles, The Osmonds, The White Stripes, Vince Clarke
Design Notes:

Invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis, co-founder of Dubreq Studios, the Stylophone has become one of the best selling single musical instruments of all time, having sold three million units in the 1960’s and 70’s, and almost a million further units since it’s re-launch in 2007.

Envisaged originally as a ‘toy synthesiser’, the instrument’s unique method of play and classic synth sound, coupled with it’s uniquely small size, made it popular with professional musicians as well as the public, and it has become a truly cult instrument with fans in the very highest echelons of the music industry.

In 1969 David Bowie famously used the Stylophone in the track ‘Space Oddity’ and it’s popularity sky-rocketed even further. The Stylophone was subsequently used many famous artists of the day including the Beatles, Kraftwerk, Queen, Vangelis , The Osmonds and many more.

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] dubreq.com
Retail Street Price: $25 - convert
Used Price: $15 - 20 - convert
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