handmade
electronic
instruments

by Michael Rucci

DEVICE 0024
Completed:
February, 2011
Location:
Pacifica, CA
Takoma Park, MD

 

This is my second take on this type of device. It is played by bridging the connection between the two plates. The more contact made the higher the pitch. You can experiment with friends by making a human chain of resistance.

With a very minimal design this synth is carved into a single piece of salvaged wood with an aged looking stain. Aside from the two contact plates you have a power switch and indicator light. There is 1/4" output so it is easy to connect to amps, effects, or recording equipment.

It is powered by an internal 9v battery that is hidden under the left plate.

One of these is now in the very skillful hands of Jason Mullinax of Pilesar. Watch this video of him using it with his rig live.

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