In this case, the formula hasn’t been tampered with too much, with new features and sounds added to a very familiar design.
The Gen X-1 is still very much an analogue synth, complete with controls for attack and decay as well as knobs for tweaking filter and delay. You also get LFO with both square and triangle settings plus a pair of sub octaves. Oh yes, you can still play Space Oddity on it with the stylus just like Bowie did in the formative years of the Stylophone.
Battery power and a 3.5mm jack too, as well as a May launch date. Expect to pay £59.99 when it does land, although if you register with the maker you can get 20 per cent off the first batch of devices.