HOW TO – Ondes Martenot from a game controller

HOW TO – Ondes Martenot from a game controller


Devin created a digital version of the classic ondes Martenot electronic instrument using a USB Gametrak controller –

Like the Ondes, I wanted the controller to give continuous and fluid pitch adjustments, a deep volume control, and offer a range of timbres.

All of the materials needed for this project are a Gametrak video game controller, a copy of the programming environment Max/MSP (found at Cycling ’74), and a few sundry pieces available at any hardware store.

Definitely an interesting project should you find one of the controllers for cheap – The Ondestrak

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