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Love Hultén Unveils Y-17 Synth

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Love Hultén, renowned for his whimsical synthesizers blending technology and craftsmanship, takes center stage at Sónar+D Festival. In collaboration with design art studio designboom, Hultén showcases his latest creation, the Y-17—a fusion of synth meets ferrofluid visualizer.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Y-17 is a testament to Hultén’s multidisciplinary design studio approach. Inspired by vintage toys yet imbued with futuristic allure, this synth embodies a playful, retro-futuristic aesthetic that captivates the imagination.

The Y-17’s design philosophy reflects Hultén’s artistic vision, seamlessly blending elements from the past and present. Its retro-inspired appearance, resembling a yellow otherworldly creature, evokes nostalgia while embracing modern technology.

As a custom products studio, Love Hultén pushes the boundaries of conventional design, creating innovative and visually stunning pieces that transcend traditional categorizations. The Y-17 is no exception—it combines a simple mono synthesizer with a mesmerizing ferrofluid visualizer, resulting in a truly unique audio-visual experience.

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At Sónar+D, festival-goers are treated to an immersive showcase of the Y-17’s capabilities. The ferrofluid visualizer, responding to the music’s energy, creates a captivating visual symphony, mesmerizing audiences with its dynamic display.

Hultén’s collaboration with designboom underscores the intersection of art, design, and technology. Together, they curate an exhibition that celebrates creativity and innovation, offering festival attendees a glimpse into the future of interactive art and sound.

For Love Hultén, tactile interaction remains paramount in the digital age. The Y-17’s tactile computer switches and built-in looper provide users with a hands-on experience, allowing them to create and manipulate sound in real-time.

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As Sónar+D unfolds in Barcelona, Love Hultén’s Y-17 takes center stage, captivating audiences with its blend of artistry and technology. With its retro-futuristic design and mesmerizing visuals, the Y-17 represents a bold step forward in the evolution of interactive art and sound.

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