Design Concept for a Synthesizer (2 illustrations)

Contest Brief

I'm working on a concept for a synthesizer (NOT a virtual synthesizer, but a real tangible musical instrument). In order to be successful in this task you need to have some familiarity with keyboard instruments.

I only expect to receive couple of illustrations representing how the instrument might look like. This assignment is NOT expected to result in a detailed design, but instead more like an early artistic vision (sketch) of the product. I'm expecting:
a) one 3D drawing of the device, and
b) one illustration of the UI style

These are the basics:
- The device is a tool for electronic music production. It's users are professionals and serious hobbyists.
- The instrument is small (maybe not as small as OP-1 but much sleeker than a MiniBrute). Keyboard max 3 octaves. Small keys.
- The instrument is intended to provide a platform for all kinds of hacks and modifications. Hence, it's design should have certain 'generic character'.
- Generally quite minimalistic style (think e.g. nordic design)
- Touchscreen interface and a retrofuturistic UI
- Knobs and sliders? Maybe not. Maybe even the pitch bend and modulation wheel could be replaced by touch screen operation that is turned on when a key is pressed...
- Materials? I'm imagining something like brushed aluminium and oak, but feel free to come up with your own vision.

I'm hoping to get this project off the ground, which could lead to further collaborations with the best designers who participate in this contest.

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  • josephchrish
    josephchrish
    • 3 months ago

    Hi Mate, I need to know which is your expectation. Can you send the your inspired model design..

    • 3 months ago
    1. thomaslemstrom
      Contest Holder
      • 3 months ago

      In addition to what I wrote in the contest description, there is really nothing available at this stage. In case you have some specific questions concerning possible designs I'm happy to answer.

      • 3 months ago
  • kervintuazon
    kervintuazon
    • 3 months ago

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  • vollbrecht
    vollbrecht
    • 3 months ago

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    • 3 months ago
  • thomaslemstrom
    Contest Holder
    • 3 months ago

    I revised the contest description in order to better reflect my level of expectation, which is also in line with the prize. Thank you for the feedback.

    • 3 months ago
  • salmistaextremo
    salmistaextremo
    • 3 months ago

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    • 3 months ago

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    1. alessandroleone
      alessandroleone
      • 3 months ago

      ideas are work and get paid!

      • 3 months ago
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    alessandroleone
    • 3 months ago

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