MATRIXSYNTH: Teensy Gurdy Synthesizer Demo

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Teensy Gurdy Synthesizer Demo

video by BanjoMasterPete

"A demonstration of the capabilities of my latest project which is based on the working principles of a hurdy gurdy. 12 strings (9 momentary, 3 latching) are activated by touching their corresponding touch plate and tuned using the knobs above them. These strings are mixed into a master filter where the rotational speed of the encoder crank controls the cutoff frequency. Additional controls above the crank affect filter resonance, master volume, and the attack/decay of the touch envelopes. The switches activate the tuning mode which ignores encoder input and change the wave shape of the strings. Some plate reverb was added about halfway through, otherwise this is a direct recording."

Previous incarnation:

Teensy-based Hurdy Gurdy Synth
"Here's a short demo of an instrument I've been working on. Liberal use of reverb helps mask the inconsistencies"

1 comment:

  1. I have never seen a hurdy-gurdy the size of a cello but that is what this synthesizer sounds like.



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