Designer Vlad Kreimer shared this short video demo of the first SOMA electro-acoustic instrument, DVINA
Kreimer says that the DVINA was inspired by Hindustani classical music, but that the design works for all types of music.
“A key feature of DVINA and its sound is that there is no pickup inside. Instead, I take the electric signal DIRECTLY from the strings that vibrate in the strong magnetic field of a neodymium magnet, hidden in the neck.”
In the video below, Kreimer demonstrates using the DVINA as a CV controller:
Kreimer is currently evaluating manufacturing this instrument. He anticipates the price to be in the range of 200-500 Euros. If you are interested in learning more, you can contact him at omhohom at gmail.com.