Sunday Synth Jam: António Machado demonstrates the new ‘strummer’ feature of the Eigenharp, in this video, while improvising with Modartt PianoTeq.
Technical details below.
This video was suggested by Eigenharpist Geert Bevin, who explains:
It basically allows keys on one hand to be responsible for the note selection, while keys on the other hand control the envelopes and velocities of the played notes. This is similar to strumming strings on a guitar while fretting the notes on the neck. While not obvious here, it’s possible afterwards modulate the pitch and expression of each played note by rocking the strumming keys or the playing keys. This is a lot of fun to play evolving soundscapes or pads with.
PianoTeq is unique here as it is fully multi-timbral and treats each note on a MIDI channel separately. António configured his Eigenharp in a special way for this demo. He’s using 12 independent courses, tuned to G1/C2/F2/A2/D3/G3 and the remaining 6 fixed notes are G0-A0-B0-C1-D1-E1. It is thus using 12 MIDI in PianoTeq.