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Turntable as musical instrument? Think Thomas Edison designing the Mellotron, instead. Phono maker Vestax has fitted a new turntable with really elaborate pitch control. Press buttons, move a fader, or adjust a foot pedal, and you can change the speed to get specific musical pitches (with the fader or pedal, you can even bend notes). The confusing Japanese product page seems to suggest you should use a record with just one note on it, like strings, voice, or a sine wave. (Vestax Japan's diagram after the jump.)-P. Kirn

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Vestax Controller One [Create Digital Music]

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