Electronic instrument designer Skot Wiedmann recently shared a video, below, that demonstrates a new synth design, the Hyve Touch Synthesizer:
The Hyve Touch Synthesizer is a polyphonic analog instrument with 3 axis touch control.
Some of the features of Hyve include: control for timbre and octave, chord groups (major and minor), pitch bends, easily tune-able and portable board (runs on 9V battery or 6-15V AC adapter) with an audio jack.
Here’s how Wiedmann describes it:
A synthesizer that responds to your touch! Slide your fingers up and down the keys and make the sound morph and shift as it senses your smallest movements in 3 dimensions.
This polyphonic analog synthesizer can play 60 notes in stereo, all controlled by your touch.
Details are to come, but the Hyve has previously been introduced at DIY workshops, where you could build your own instrument for US $40.
You can sign up to get updates about the Hyve via Wiedmann’s site.