Otamatone

Musical instrument


What is an Otamatone?

The Otamatone is a Japanese musical instrument invented in 1998 and which began to become popular when it was presented at the Tokyo Toy Fair in the summer of 2009. It is a musical note, converted in an electronic instrumen very reminiscent of a theremin or synthesizer.


How does an Otamatone work?

Otamatone uses a complex system of membranes to reproduce different sounds. With one hand you will have to press the rubber head of the corkscrew(usually this part is adorned with eyes and smile like a "smiley") making the mouth open to sing. The note it emits will sound for several seconds depending on how you open the mouth of our peculiar instrument. The chosen note is controlled with the other hand through the vertical tube that has a touch control. The hig her you play, the more serious the note, the closer to the head, the sharper.

Otamatone

Musical instrument


What is an Otamatone?

The Otamatone is a Japanese musical instrument invented in 1998 and which began to become popular when it was presented at the Tokyo Toy Fair in the summer of 2009. It is a musical note, converted in an electronic instrumen very reminiscent of a theremin or synthesizer.


How does an Otamatone work?

Otamatone uses a complex system of membranes to reproduce different sounds. With one hand you will have to press the rubber head of the corkscrew(usually this part is adorned with eyes and smile like a "smiley") making the mouth open to sing. The note it emits will sound for several seconds depending on how you open the mouth of our peculiar instrument. The chosen note is controlled with the other hand through the vertical tube that has a touch control. The hig her you play, the more serious the note, the closer to the head, the sharper.