The Apples in Stereo’s Robert Schneider constructs a synthesizer he can control with his mind, and you can too!

The Apples in Stereo's Robert Schneider constructs a synthesizer he can control with his mind, and you can too!

We proud newswriters here at have a reputation for composing jocular headlines meant to amuse as well as inspire contempt. But rest assured, dear readership, that what you see above is no misguided TMT headline jape — Robert Schneider (this one, not that one) has indeed constructed an EEG-controlled synthesizer.

Dubbed the Teletron, the new instrument combines a vintage Realistic MG-1 synthesizer with a Mattel Mindflex toy that allows Schneider to control the synth’s pitch with his own math-stuffed mind. If all that sounds too simple, it’s because it is. According to Schneider, anyone with a synthesizer and the ability to mod a control voltage output plug into a Mindflex can produce a Teletron. Hell, he even made a step-by-step modding instruction video just to make construction that much easier.



So get nasty on some brain-synthing, ya’ll! The summer ain’t over yet!

The Apples in Stereo dates:

10.22.10 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
10.23.10 - Colorado Springs, CO - Armstrong Hall
10.24.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
10.25.10 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
10.26.10 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
10.27.10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10.28.10 - Arcata, CA - The Depot @ Humboldt State Univ.
10.30.10 - San Franciso, CA - The Independent
10.31.10 - San Jose, CA - The Blank Club
11.01.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
11.02.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
11.03.10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
11.06.10 - Austin, TX - TBD
11.07.10 - Houston, TX - Walter’s on Washington
11.08.10 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

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