The 2011 NAMM Show starts Thursday – but here’s a synthesizer that probably won’t make it to the NAMM Show this year. Or any year.
Gordon Monahan’s Sauerkraut Synthesizer is an experimental synth, built around fruits, vegetables, and a jar of sauerkraut as voltage controllers for a software synthesizer, built with ppooll-max/msp and an Arduino interface.
The video captures a live performance on the Sauerkraut Synthesizer at the Subtle Technologies Festival, on board a cruise ship in Toronto Harbour, June 5, 2010.
The Sauerkraut Synthesizer is based on a technical prototype using lemons (The Lemon Synthesizer), developed as a collaboration between Gordon Monahan, Akemi Takeya, and Noid, in Vienna, March, 2009.
3 thoughts on “The Sauerkraut Synthesizer”
How about making a synth with beans? They're supposed to be the musical fruit!
It looks like rotted fruits. I like fresh ones.
A pity it won't be at NAMM, because, unlike most other NAMM products, this one appears to exist.