Wes, from Stem Modular, designs his modules for educational purposes. Not for music education, but for science lessons. Making theoretical concepts less intimidating and bridging gaps between theory and practicality. Students can learn by listening, playing and seeing how waveforms behave.

Stem Modular is designed to be accessible. The case and panels are all made out of laser cut wood to reduce costs, but also to reduce plastic waste. Each case incorporates 2 headphone outputs, one on each side of the frame, to make it easier for 2 students to learn together. Sockets inputs and outputs are tightened with different nut shapes to make it easier to distinguish, but also to make it easier for visually impaired students to interact with the instrument.

This is a truly inspiring conversation on a topic very dear to my heart - education. I hope you'll enjoy it!

Instrument in discussion

Sketches & prototypes

Stem Modular // window comparator // interface variations
Stem Modular // window comparator // interface variations
Stem Modular // Wesley Marcarelli // synth system in class
Stem Modular // Wesley Marcarelli // synth system in class
Stem Modular // Wesley Marcarelli // synth system
Stem Modular // Wesley Marcarelli // synth system