25 best music making gadgets

Whether you're a heavy metal machine, a jazz hepcat or a synth wizard, you'll be able to make some noise with these musical gadgets

Eigenharp Pico

£460, Eigenlabs.com

You could stare at this thing for hours and still not be able to work out what it is. It’s the Eigenharp Pico – a funky, multi-talented musical instrument that’s also fun to yell about in a German accent.

Not an instrument for the bargain buyer, this quirky device combines the dynamic physicality of a guitar or sax with the versatility of a digital synthesizer and sequencer. Its range of pre-loaded or downloadable sounds pipe up when using its 18 touch-sensitive keys, four mode keys, strip controller and breath pipe.

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