Friday, November 16, 2012

Eurorack String and Bow Interface by Peter Speer

As most of you know i have a special interest in alternative controllers and modules.
Earlier this year i posted the Guitar-module for example (can be found HERE)
Although there is not very much innovation in the Eurorack space lately, there are still enough DIY-ers with interesting ideas.

Check out Peter Speer's eurorack String and Bow interface for example.
It consists of a hollow laser cut MDF enclosure, with a guitar string pulled across two zither pins and a contact mic underneath (connected to the front jack).

The bow is homemade (2x4 + horsehair).

The video shows a nice demonstration.
" Pressure Points and the Wogglebug's Stepped Out (triggered by the Pressure Points) are controlling the frequency on the DPO, as well as the pitch shift on the Echophon.
The envelope out from an A-119 is opening the low pass gate on the output and controlling the modulation index on the DPO."

Video: Euro bow interface prototype

Check out Peter's 'Leisure Cove' blog at http://theshamblers.blogspot.com
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