Saturday, August 25, 2007

Drop the sample a few octaves

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Here we have the .080" twisted piano wire instrument samples taken down a few octaves. Here's a picture of part of the instrument. It's made of .080" piano wire (very thick tempered steel wire), which is bent with a pair of plyers and a blow torch into interesting shapes. The wires are then brazed onto a steel plate, and magnetic transducers are attached to pick up the vibrations. Csound is used to drop the sample by 1, 2, or three octaves.

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