The new module, programmed by Tom Erbe, is inspired by Thaddeus Cahill’s Telharmonium, a proto-synth, originally created in 1897.
tELHARMONIC features three electronic tone generation techniques that are historically important, but infrequently implemented within modular synthesizers.
Here’s the official video intro:
TONIC, INTERVAL, DEGREE and D-GATE, allow for patch-programming of complex chord progressions, scales, melodies and playing styles. This Voltage Controlled Music Theory guides the Algorithms in a unified way, whereas CENTROID, FLUX and H-LOCK sculpt the timbre of each Algorithm uniquely, allowing for complex sounds to be created around a unified melodic structure and pattern.
- 3 Voice Additive Harmonic synthesis inspired by Thaddeus Cahill’s Telharmonium, 1897
- Noise synthesis inspired by early computer music piece “Analog 1: Noise Study” by James Tenney, 1961
- 3 Voice Phase Modulation synthesis inspired by early commercial digital synthesis, 1980’s
- CENTROID, FLUX and H-LOCK animate each Algorithm uniquely
- All Algorithms available simultaneously at their respective outputs
- 6 octaves of continuous 1V/ Octave pitch control
- 4 octaves of quantized pitch control
- Voltage Controlled Music Theory
- DEGREE Modulation able to be synchronized by clock or gate via D-Gate input
- Gate Out completes the conversation between tELHARMONIC and rest of system!
- Utilizes High performance DSP hardware with 24bit, 48kHz codec, 32 bit floating point processing
- Reasonable power consumption
- Pairs well with Optomix
- Width: 14hp
- Max Depth: 30mm
- Power: 149mA@ +12V
15mA @ -12V
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