I hope these guys win the 555 contest for making this punch-tape synthesiser. I’ve always though about making something like this during my PhD as it’s a great example of the tangible manipulation of music.

A music player like this definitely wouldn’t be out of place in A Clockwork Orange burbling away like a portable Wendy Carlos Moog rig.

[spotted on the Make Blog]
[video: YouTube – 555 Contest Entry – Synthanola]