MATRIXSYNTH: "Subharmonic Field" a Folktek Instrument

Sunday, November 30, 2008

"Subharmonic Field" a Folktek Instrument

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"The Subharmonic Field is a smaller version of the Harmonic Field [You might remember the Harmonic Field from this video.]

This work has an obviously different sound with an emphasis on drone and noise whereas the harmonic field is a much more "harmonic" polyphonic work.

The touch points control filtering, resonance, distortion, bass boosting, noise and rhythmic alterations including some variations that play chaotic melody - abundant variations depending on which points are being touched together and how hard or soft.

It comes down to massaging the boards and creating dronescapes. After one has a feel for the various points, the most subtle movement will effect the waves.

In addition there is a natural decay associated with the primary waveform. The nature of the sound is fat and analog.

In terms of noise this piece is capable of being extrordinarily destructive, though this function is optional. Radio can be recieved and fed into the OSC..

The box was handcrafted with fine hardwood and the panel is etched. It has a 1/4" output, the lamp glows white and includes controls for pitch and volume."

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