Reggie Watts Builds a Synthesizer, Bit by Bit

24:30 minutes

The instrument behind most of modern pop music isn’t just for electronics geeks anymore. Toy company littleBits’ “Synth Kit” is an analog modular synthesizer anyone can put together. Comedian and musician Reggie Watts takes Little Bits’ diminutive synth for a spin and explains what makes synths tick (and buzz, and sing).

In the video below, Watts demonstrates his synth skills for Ira.

Segment Guests

Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is a comedian, musician, filmmaker, and co-host of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! in Brooklyn, New York.

Paul Rothman

Paul Rothman is product development manager of littleBits in New York, New York.

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About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.

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