I think Bill and the rest here will find this interesting ...
Don't forget Don.🙂
Meh on the Ondophone. Crap tone by itself...it needs a body like an acoustic guitar, some real physical structure for resonance. It does sound good sliding with an EBow, but the EBow is the main player there, to me. Why not just have a guitar and an EBow? Not that I wouldn't use an Ondophone if I had one. I just don't see a huge reason to want one, given the opportunities afforded by guitar+ EBow (and I did just do some cool stuff with acuostic guitar and EBow, so that marriage can be productive 😎)
I may be rather late to the party, but many thanks Alec for pointing this out - what a creative and collaborative team, and what a great sound, it's right up my street. I'm down this rabbit hole! Best guys.
I had always hoped this thing would catch on.
But it didn't remind people of the good old days.
It's been three years since this post, but the topic of the Ondophone still sounds intriguing! I hope Bill and everyone who saw it back then found it interesting.
Since it's been some time, I wonder if any of you have had the chance to explore other unique instruments, like the Irish bouzouki. It's a captivating stringed instrument with a distinct charm that could have added a fresh vibe to your musical explorations.
If you're curious, you can still check out some lovely bouzoukis online and see how it resonates with your musical souls. Keep the music spirit alive and continue enjoying your musical adventures!
Isn't it just a sonometer amped up, with things like the hammer and the e-bow to activate it? Or a diddley bow?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monochord (another name for the sonometer)
50 years ago I used to annoy my physics teacher in school by playing riffs on the sonometer. Used to stick a mike into the soundbox and amp it up. "Sunshine Of Your Love" was a particular favourite.
Although, if you're on a tighter budget😉
Just watched alec, and it's a super interesting video...Plus the concept and design is understandable, so you can relate to the whole thing..and it sounds great!
At one point I was thinking it was starting to become overengineered, but when this video gets to around the 14 mins. mark, it really comes alive and I think the instrument is a success..still a work in progress, so will be interesting to see what future developments possibly await.
I'm sure Bill will have all these sounds covered and to hand via his Fractal Ax-Fx processor )and his trusty old EBow), but I'm also pretty sure he will be fascinated with what's been dreamed, designed, engineered and created here, and love this video...
I'm again pretty sure Bill would like to play this instrument, give it a test run and see what super-sonics he could produce...a possible future customer!?😉
Great stuff Alec!
I'm still trying to understand the theremin!
I'll check it out Alec. 'Pod
😁 With you on that, ‘Pod. The theremin is the most futuristic instrument, methinks.