We all need a way to center, a way to lower our blood pressure and cure insomnia. Forget ASMR or videos of ocean waves or whatever. Just watch these mesmerizing videos of tiny, tiny, tiny accurate models of classic synthesizers.
Cue Chariots of Fire:
Oh yeah, I guess for someone making these models is a relaxing hobby. But in case you’ve got clumsy fingers like me, become a totally passive consumer and just, you know, stare at this person’s models instead.
And yes, I was already pondering how you could make some of these working musical instruments. (Just a little bigger and it’s possible.)
It’s all the work of Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT, a maquette and miniature maker in São Paulo, Brazil (and a digital artist, evidently). He’s deep into Rick Wakeman, but also produces tiny models of acoustic keyboard instruments – think harpsichords and pianos. If we still produced Keyboard in print, I’d suggest we put him on the cover … or is that more like we’d want to make a tiny dollhouse-sized version of Keyboard with Rick Wakeman on the cover to stick on the miniature keyboard?
I mean, just yes!
Here are some of my favorites:
This is on Rick’s actual Steinway:
And forget Superbooth. Behold, Microbooth!
Check the full YouTube channel for so much more…