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The Megalomaniac's Melodica

Dynamics!
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All this talk of steam calculators had me pondering about fluidic amplifiers.

If you have never played a melodica, it's a wonderful experience. It's like playing a piano and a saxophone at the same time.

Fluidic amplifiers, amplifying a flow of air... there is only one conclusion.

Breath-controlled church organ.

mitxela, Feb 27 2014

Fluidic Amplifier http://en.wikipedia.../Fluidics#Amplifier
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A melodica player http://www.youtube....watch?v=6wSLUUbQV9Y
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       Wouldn't it be nice to say "our church organist blows"? +
xandram, Feb 27 2014
  

       That melodica thing looks like some kind of strange digital accordion. Sounds like one, too.
RayfordSteele, Feb 27 2014
  

       I'm visualizing something like a really oversized set of bagpipes, here.
Vernon, Feb 27 2014
  

       //strange digital accordion//   

       It's not digital - the recording quality of the linked video is a bit poor - but it is a free-reed instrument like a harmonica or an accordion. Except unlike an accordion, you blow. And unlike the harmonica, it has a keyboard.   

       //really oversized set of bagpipes//   

       We might build a special edition, just for you, which involves numerous air bags. However, the primary product will be slightly less drone-y and slightly more evil-genius-y.
mitxela, Feb 28 2014
  
      
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