The Feedback Harmonizer, by Arius Blaze of Folktek

Electro acoustic hybrid piece…unfortunately vid and audio don’t synch proper. The piece is based on drone feedback insanity with delay and oscillation.

Feedback, usually seen as an obstacle to be avoided, here it’s reconsidered as a basis for an instrument’s voice. The Harmonizer’s classic wooden aesthetic and experimental qualities are typical of Arius’ other creations like the Harmonic Field:

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Aside from basic controls for pitch, volume and activation – it is all touch based. There are four panels of twelve points each that allow the user to play a full range of notes and alter those sounds with an entire amp section.
The amp section controls filtering, resonance, distortion, bass boosting, noise etc. – abundant variations depending on which points are being touched together and how hard or soft.

The Harmonic Field’s touch interface is suitable for 2 users seated across from eachother, similar to a tabletop arcade machine. Hit the link for more examples. -Link

Folktek -[via]Link

Related:
Drum Buddy
The Drum Buddy -Analog synth drum machine vintage -Link

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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