Reader Ville Aho created a DIY Ondes Martenot style synthesizer, the MonotrOndes, based on a Korg Monotron. Continue reading
This video, via Mark Steiner, demos his DIY Martenot-style controller.
The Ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument designed by Maurice Martenot in the 1920′s, offers a standard keyboard for discrete pitch control and a ring-on-a-string controller for continuous pitch control.
Here’s what Steiner has to say about his creation: Continue reading
Here’s a quick demo of the Therevox ET-4 analog ribbon synthesizer.
Inspired by the Ondes Martenot’s au ruban controller, the ET-4 is controlled by moving a finger along a reference keyboard shaped to provide tactile feedback. Dual pressure sensitive intensity keys control the amplitude of the ET-4′s two independent analog oscillators.
Reader Mitsushi Abe let us know about this fantastic DIY project – an Ondes Martenot MIDI Controller.
Abe, who describes himself as “an amateur geek living in Tokyo”, loves to make DIY instruments. He used an Arduino to control the Korg Legacy Collection Mono/Poly software synth.
In this video, Frankie Bellani demonstrates using the Analogue Systems French Connection to control a Dotcom System 110 modular synthesizer.
The French Connection is a control voltage keyboard controller that was inspired by the Ondes Martenot. It features a ring controller that allows for continuous pitch control.
The French Connection doesn’t make sounds on its own, but is used to control analog synths that support CV control.
Details on the French Connection are available at the Analogue Solutions site.