Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Guitar Machine II

Exploring robotic sound generation mixed with human movements on the guitar. Guitar Machine II is a robotic guitar that responds to human gestures, as well as other input means such as midi controllers or algorithmic composition.

Solenoid module: high-speed hammering plucking device, up to 400+ bpm in any complex sequence
Coil module: can drive bowing effects on each string individually or in parallel with any input frequency
Motor module: creates extremely high speed tremolo patterns, filling the sonic gap between bowing and plucking
Midi interface: the system can talk to any external midi devices, or software, to be driven through digital compositions