Merkaba Electronics shared this sneak preview of their Pedal Steel Synthesizer.
The Pedal Steel Synthesizer is a hybrid instrument design that combines elements of traditional synthesizers and pedal steel guitars, plus integrating ‘infinite sustain’.
Merkaba already sells a $35 guitar sustainer, the Sound Stone. The Pedal Steel Synthesizer incorporate the company’s Sound Stone sustainer technology into a pedal steel deaign. In addition, it adds controls to individually turn on each string, as well as adjust filter cutoff, resonance, and delay settings.
The design also incorporates a pedal that lets you choose between major/minor versions, when playing chords.
The videos feature the prototype of the Pedal Steel Synthesizer. Merkeba expects a production version would cost around $1,200 USD and they are starting to share previews to determine if there would be a market for the Pedal Steel Synthesizer.
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