Oskar Sala’s Mixtur-Trautonium

Reader James Worthington (aka Ghost Money) has shared several videos that demonstrate Oskar Sala‘s Mixtur-Trautonium.

The Mixtur-Trautonium is a monophonic instrument, originally created by Friedrich Trautwein in the 1920’s. It was developed further by Oskar Sala.

The videos demonstrate a modern version of the Mixtur-Trautonium, created by Trautoniks and using it with other Eurorack modular synth gear. The first video, embedded above, explores the Mixtur-Trautonium Formant Filters.

The following videos capture improvisations with the Mixtur-Trautonium:

Above, two short improvisations for Mixtur-Trautonium, demonstrating possibilities for contrary motion portamento performance. Manuals, subharmonic generators and formant filters supplied by Trautoniks. Other modules in this system by Analogue Systems Doepfer and MOTM-Synthesis technology.

Below, Meadow Clary for Mixtur-Trautonium:

The final video, below, captures an improvisation for Mixtur-Trautonium.

Timbral variations effected by voltage control of the assigned foot pedals. The manuals, subharmonic generators and formant filters supplied by Trautoniks. Other modules in the system by Doepfer, Analogue Systems and MOTM-Syntheisis technology.

One thought on “Oskar Sala’s Mixtur-Trautonium

  1. I find these types of devices very fascinating. They seem to bridge ideas of old and new and make me push the boundaries of what I think might be coming next. Very inspiring.

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