On this page I will post documentation of the stages of development of my project for a design of an instrument for live electronics. I try to keep it updated, thus one who is interested would be able to see how the project is moving on.
Design of a physical – virtual polyphonic/multi input instrument for live electronics based on real time digital audio processing.
The core of the project is the multi channel processing/transformation tool, which is intended to be flexible for multipurpose usе.
Development of a guitar based poly processing tool for improvisation is the primer goal of the project, but more important is the polyphonic transformation properties of the tool to be applicable to further creative projects as scored (composed) pieces for instruments or ensembles with use of live electronics for instance. That is what I mean by “flexible for multipurpose use”.
Here one can see the recent status of the project!
Scroll down to track it from the beginning!
Current look of the General User Interface of the real-time DSP environment
The complete available for now setup (an appropriate foot MIDI controller is missing)
Current design of the Hexaphonic Guitar
The complete design of the 6 channel preamp
Lex van den Broek
……with the great help of…..
……created by me…..
The 6 channel preamp….
Time for action!
An important step in the beginning – the “surgery”!
Almost the entire setup!
What is the hexaphonic pickup?
….Passive electromagnetic. Coils and magnets. No batteries. No active electronics. No preamps.
A hexaphonic guitar pickup (sometimes called a divided pickup) is a pickup with six outputs (one for each string on the guitar). Polyphonic pickups are pickups with multiple outputs of any number, including heptaphonic pickups for seven-stringed guitars, quadraphonic pickups for bass, and any other possibility. All of my pickups are passive and electromagnetic – these sound much better than piezo or active pickups, which are usually meant for MIDI applications, rather than direct audio output….
….Ubertar polyphonic pickups are typically wired to a multi-pin output (7 or 13 pin) and connected via a cable to a breakout box with one 1/4″ output jack per string. A breakout box can also be set up with additional stereo outputs and a left/right switch for each string. http://www.ubertar.com/
What is in there?
hexaphonic pickup, breakout box – 7 pin in to 6 1/4 inch jack out , 7 pin cable
The Pandora’s box!
(Just attempt to joke about all the challenges in front of me)
My Silent Yamaha guitar is about to be surgically modified!