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Magical Musical Thing: A vintage analog synthesizer for kids

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Magical Musical Thing A vintage analog synthesizer for kids

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In this video, I explore the strange toy that is the Magical Musical Thing (Mattel 1979). I speak to Franklin Eventoff, the toy’s inventor, and learn about the other instruments he created as well. I also learn the secret to tuning these darn things.

You can download the sample library of the Magical Musical Thing here.

The raw analog waveforms of a vintage Magical Musical Thing children’s synthesizer.

This library works with the free Decent Sampler player plugin. Download for free right here.

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The Magical Musical Thing was produced by Mattel, and invented by Franklin Eventoff, inventor of the Force-Sensing Resistor. Franklin now runs a company called Sensitronics that produces sensors. The oscillator contained within the MMT is based on a 4049 CMOS hex inverter chip.

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