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…

Source: http://bit.ly/2aat7PE

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