As of the end of last year (2012), the all new Dubreq Stylophone S2 has been on sale. Priced at £299GBP, this is the first British made Stylophone since the 350S over 30 years ago.
Dubreq’s ‘Stylophone’ is one of the most iconic and popular electronic keyboard instruments of all time, having sold over 4 million units between it’s invention in 1968 and today. The new Dubreq Stylophone S2 takes the basic idea of the Stylophone, a stylus played instrument that uses a printed circuit board as the keyboard, and turns it into a fully spec’d analogue synthesizer.
The Stylophone S2 is an entirely British made, analogue synthesizer that will fit in a laptop bag. The S2 features include; All metal construction, a full 37 note 3 octave keyboard with +/- 2 octave shifter featuring a wire-free stylus and finger-touch playing method, an all analogue signal path, a classic British style 12dB/octave state-variable filter, dual all-transistor voltage controlled oscillators, sub-oscillators for super-fat bass, an eight waveform LFO with a 14 octave range, an auxiliary-input socket to use the filter and envelope-generator for other instruments, a 1/4″ output jack socket as well as an internal speaker and headphone socket and a CV and Trigger input sockets.
The Stylophone S2 is a small batch produced, hand made synthesizer and availability of the product will be limited. Suggested retail price of the S2 is currently £299 GBP
– All metal construction
– Portable, only 308mm X 120mm X 26mm and less than 1kg
– 37 note (3 octave) keyboard, with +/-2 octaves of OCTAVE shift
– Monophonic keyboard works with wire-free stylus (included) or finger touch
– All analogue signal path
– Classic British 12dB/octave state-variable filter
– Dual all-transistor voltage controlled oscillators.
– Sub-oscillators for incredibly fat-bass
– Aux. input (to use the filter and envelope generator as effects)
– Eight waveform LFO (low frequency oscillator) with 14 octave range
– 4x AA cell operation or external DC (mains adapter not included)
– Main output: 1/4″ jack-socket
– Use internal speaker or headphone amplifier (3.5mm headphone jack)
– CVI (Control Voltage Input) and Trigger via 3.5mm jack sockets