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These Instruments Sound As Unique And Beautiful As They Look

Trent Reznor, Richard Devine and more use these highly unusual, reimagined vintage synthesizers.

Engineer and sound designer Ivo Ivanov has breathed new life into a series of vintage instruments. He gave them stunning visual makeovers—his 60 hand-painted synthesizers are adorned with bright, geometric designs—and modified their internal wiring. Each machine makes bizarre, circuit-bent noises that Ivanov himself archived in his online glitch sample libraries.  You can browse through all of Ivanov’s hardware here and look at some of our favorite circuit-bent creations below.

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(Via Create Digital Music)