This is oddball instrument artist Arius Blaze's Impossible Box, a musical instrument containing synthesizers, sequencing, MIDI, multi-tracking, sampling, a drum machine, electronic filters, and, er, thumb pianos. Blaze writes that "there was a desire in the creation to not come out the other end with million ways to make bleepy sounds." You can own it. For $1 million dollars. Impossible Box (via @chris_carter_)
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