Zoë Blade's notebook


DynaMike tech specs

  • Initial price: £20[1]
  • Company: Bandai
  • Type: Effect
  • Display: None

The DynaMike was a children's toy effect by Bandai. Surprisingly, it was used professionally by both Coldcut and LFO.


I bought it in a shop in New York. It's red and looks like a cross between a microphone and a sax, and it's for kids to make noises like spacemen really — but you can get some of the most outrageous sounds out of it.

— Jonathan More, Coldcut, 1990[2]

We might just use transposed-down voices sounding weird, using the pitch shift on the SPX50D or that willy thing. It's a kid's toy from Argos. DynaMike, I think it's called. It only costs £25, but it's got up and down pitch and a flanger effect.

— Gez Varley & Mark Bell, LFO, 1991[3]

Notable users


  1. "Argos Best Sellers" Argos, 1990, p. 182
  2. "What's That Noise?" Tim Goodyer, Music Technology, Aug 1990, pp. 30—34
  3. "Deep Vibrations" Simon Trask, Music Technology, Aug 1991, pp. 60—65

Bandai: DynaMike

Effects: DynaMike | MicroVerb III | Micro Rack Series | QuadraVerb | RV-1000