25 Jun '13, 11pm

New post: The Ondes Martenot; Better than a Theremin

New post: The Ondes Martenot; Better than a Theremin

[Ville] loves the sound of an ondes martenot and decided to build his own . No, it’s not made of vacuum tubes like a 1920s original, this one is made out of a cheap, off-the-shelf analog synth and just a few extra parts. The ondes martenot is a theremin-like musical instrument; instead of waving your hands around aerials on the theremin, the ondes uses a small ring attached to the player’s finger on a wire loop and a volume lever. The ondes isn’t a common instrument by any means, but Radiohead uses one several in any event. [Ville] began his build by taking a small, cheap, and new Korg Monotron analog ribbon synth, cracking it open, and reading the schematics. A 100k multiturn pot was wired into the monotron and fastened to a printed paper keyboard with a system of pulleys and a small metal ring. With the multiturn pot wired into the pitch input on the monotron, [Ville] ha...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/06/25/the-ondes-martenot-better-...

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