The Carillon – Keyboard Instruments

A carillon is an idiophone percussion instrument played with a keyboard. It consists of at least 23 cast bronze bells suspended in chromatic order and sounded harmoniously together.  The word carillon derives from the Old French “carignon” (a variant...

The Orphica – Keyboard Instruments

The orphica is a portable forte-piano instrument originally built in the 18th century. One could consider it a crossbreed between piano and guitar since it can be held on a shoulder strap. This instrument boasts the title as the forerunner of the modern keytar. Carl...

The Clavinet – Keyboard Instruments

The clavinet is an electronically amplified instrument developed and later manufactured by Ernst Zacharias of the Hohner company, which is based in Germany. It’s related to the Clavichord of the late 1700s, a favorite instrument of J.S. Bach. Originally, Hohner...
Methodical Sound Synthesis

Methodical Sound Synthesis

  Most techniques that are used to synthesize sound are based around the source and modify concept. To illustrate my point, one element produces the sound source while another element changes it over time. This concept is more obvious in simpler, commercially...