On July 18, 2016, I found this piece entitled “OM-1 Cassette Tape Synthesizer Is A Gloriously Unique Analog Musical Instrument” an interesting read. Here’s an excerpt:
The whole synth world appears to have gone analog mad. And why not? In a time when software digital often present convenience over tactile experience, the OM-1 synthesizer from Onde Magnetique takes a more retro approach. This analog synth uses cassette tapes to create sounds in a truly unique way.
Using a classic cassette player as the sound source and “engine” for a synth is very intriguing. I think I want one…