MATRIXSYNTH: Improvisation on the Motus Mavis Star Shaped Modular from 2009

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Improvisation on the Motus Mavis Star Shaped Modular from 2009


Vimeo by Skot Wiedmann


Via New Musical Instruments Battle for $10K in Prizes on Wired
Note this is from 2009. See the Motus Mavis label below for more.

"Finalist Skot Wiedmann's untitled instrument houses discrete modular synthesizer circuit boards connected by a neural network of wires in a star-shaped interface. It has oodles of knobs for sound-tweaking.

The instrument's somewhat unpredictable nature is mitigated somewhat by performance controls: Rotating dials and blue touchpads shape and add elements to the sound, from theremin-like whines to shuffling beats. Imagine this magnificent contraption providing live accompaniment to a silent science-fi film screening."

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