Haunting soft synth has a visualizer that stares back

Love Hultén’s fondness for strange synthesizers has taken a new, more modern-looking turn. The artist has unveiled Synth#boi, a hybrid soft synth and “interactive visualizer” built with help from the designer Lirona. The blocky, austere art project translates input from a MIDI keyboard to an Intel NUC PC with an S-Engine MKII sound module, a circular display and an eerie humanoid visualizer. The more you play, the more the ‘person’ in the visualizer lights up — it’s as if the device is staring back at you and judging your performance.

And unlike many of Hultén’s projects, this is something you can buy. The creator is selling 10 examples of

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