Magical Musical Thing: A vintage analog synthesizer for kids

  • By: David Hilowitz
  • Date: Thursday, 4 August 2022
  • Time to read: 1 min.

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.

Magical Musical Thing A vintage analog synthesizer for kids
Magical Musical Thing: A vintage analog synthesizer for kids 2

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.

Blog Clicked

Previous Post

Ethnic Bundle by New Nation

Next Post

Cinematic Moments Vol. 02, Inspirational Box: an amazing way to find musical inspiration, motivation and deadline support!

cine moments 02