Retro sound advent calendar – become a sound machine in 24 steps

FRANZIS has an interesting Advent calendar that everyone interested in electronics, music and synthesizers will get their money's worth. Thanks to the individual parts included and the detailed step-by-step instructions, you can assemble a small sound machine with which you can recreate the sounds of the 70s and 80s (at least at the absolute entry level). This is ensured by various buttons, controls and a loudspeaker. Only the three required AA batteries need to be purchased separately. The set is recommended for ages 14 and up.

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FRANZIS Elektronik retro sound advent calendar

The set includes the necessary breadboards, cables, LEDs, buttons, controllers, capacitors, resistors, the speaker, the battery compartment, the instructions and much more. The individual parts are hidden behind the 24 doors of the Advent calendar, so that you can assemble it step by step and precisely. This allows you to explore the basics of hardware-based sound creation. By the way, a soldering iron is not required because the individual elements are simply plugged together.

0,95 EUR
FRANZIS 67176 - Electronic Retro Sound Advent Calendar, 24 steps to your own sound machine,...
  • For sound sequences like in the cult games of the 70s and 80s
  • Back in time in 24 steps
  • Without prior electronics knowledge - assembly without soldering

Leading up to the Christmas present: History of the synthesizers

Creating electronic music using hardware rather than software sounds is a world apart. If you want to give a gift to a person who is interested in this topic, then the Advent calendar is not the only thing suitable. There is also various literature on the subject that reveals more about the history, functionality and use of each device. Here is a selection of books that deal with the topic:

  • “Music Machines: The History of Electronic Music” by Peter Donhauser Is there ... here
  • “Synthesizer: This is how electronic sound generation works” by Florian Anwander Is there ... here
  • “The History of the Synthesizer: With Particular Consideration of the Contribution Made by Harald Bode” by Justus Reim Is there ... here
  • “Producing Electronic Music: The Biggest Mistakes, Sound Design and Tips for Successful Club Tracks” by Limbic Bits Is there ... here
  • The Synthesizer: A Comprehensive Guide To Understanding, Programming, Playing, And Recording The Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument by Mark Vall Is there ... here
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