Coming up with new ideas is often about combining two seemingly unrelated phenomena. So how about fruit and synthesizers? The fact that they are not related at all can be a good reason to try to merge them into something new.

 

This is a series of synthesizers where fruit, meat or plants are part of the sound synthesis.

 

Apple Synth needs an apple to make sounds. 4 knobs controls different modulation of a drone tone. A humidity sensor and a conductivity sensor read the freshness of the fruit. The fresher fruit, the more dynamic sound.

Pear Synth needs a pear to make sounds. 4 knobs controls different modulation of a drone tone. A humidity sensor and a conductivity sensor read the freshness of the fruit. The fresher fruit, the more dynamic sound.

Orange Synth needs an orange to make sounds. 4 knobs controls different modulation of a drone tone. A humidity sensor and a conductivity sensor read the freshness of the fruit. The fresher fruit, the more dynamic sound.

​Hot Dog Synth needs 2 sausages to make sounds. 4 knobs controls different cross connected FM modulation units. A conductivity sensor read the consistence of the meat. Nürnberger Rostbratwurst sounds different than Chorizo.

All synths have built-in loudspeakers but are also are connected through a mixer. Several people can play together to create their own food-based improvised composition.

 

Other related synth projects:

Cactus is a Theremin synthesizer with one antenna controlling the pitch, one knob controlling the volume and another controlling modulation. The antenna is hidden between the 3 branches of the cactus which makes it very dangerous to play - as you have to get very close to reach the highest notes. The synth needs a sunny spot and water once every 3-4 weeks.

Bio Synth is a biotope where moss, plants and oyster mushroom grow, as well as it's the home for snails. The body of the synth is filled with soil and mycelium, as well as electronics and sensors. The synth needs a shade place and water daily.