Last time, I posted about the E-Whammy. This time, I will propose alternative solutions and investigate the pros and cons of each approach. The basic
News and Updates
There’s a reason why Thor does not have a whammy bar. The plan from the start is to incorporate an electronic whammy bar, instead of
I’ve been working on Ascend for a few years now, starting with the enabling infrastructures, the most fundamental of which are pitch detection and onset
January 2022… I was looking back at the roadmap I presented in 2018. We’ve come a long way since then. Some plans were adhered to,
This time, we will investigate polyphonic distortion. As guitar players, we are accustomed to the sound of the distorted guitar. It is the essence of rock and roll.
Here are some audio snippets demonstrating the capabilities of Thor and the Infinity system. These short audio clips provide a glimpse into the possibilities that multichannel sustain and processing allow.
This is the first of a 2-part series. Each audio sample is recorded using only the Thor Infinity guitar. There are no other instruments. No synths, no drums, no bass. There are no overdubs, although there are a few takes and comps here and there. I explain the processing involved for each audio sample.
I posted this to Facebook and Discord. I figured, I should also post it here… The Thor prototype has rectangular LED side markers. In the
I am a craftsman and an artist, above everything else. After more than a decade’s worth of research and development, I am delighted to announce that my masterpiece Thor — a carbon fiber and hardwood hybrid concept guitar with cutting-edge electronics and infinite multichannel sustain — is now raring to reach you. Thor is now officially available for pre-orders.
We’re slowly replenishing our inventory. So sorry that our products were unavailable for quite some time. After a long while, the Nu and Nexus are
We’ve got some bulk orders recently. This bunch ships to Jeff Snyder today. I believe he’s building spectacular instruments using these Nu Capsules. Something to
At 45°, this is by far the steepest angle I’ve ever designed for a custom Nu Multi! (Aside: Oh and, yes, I still make drawings
Presenting Thor 2.5 Infinite multichannel (polyphonic) sustain Multichannel output Roland GK ready Control voltage to MIDI Modular, upgradable, future proof, hacker friendly Carbon-Fiber / Hardwood
Keeping it Open: Rethinking Open Source Part 2
2021 is a year of rethinking. In March, this year, I thought about closing the source code of some of my Open-Source libraries in the
Finally, we’re shipping the first batch of XR-Spectras. The second batch is pending production, as we wait for new circuit boards to arrive. Don’t miss
Price Increase and the Global Chip Shortage
This global shortage of semiconductors is hurting us! I was hoping it will end soon, but it’s getting worse. Now, we have supply problems with
We make simple things extra spacial. Here’s the completely redesigned Tone Block. Follow the XR-Spectra reference manual for more information (check out the Tone Block
Busy! The XR-Spectra is now in production. Again, a big and special thank you to all early adopters who preordered the XR-Spectra on the first
Dual GK-13? This one is a custom project for Reto Byell’s 8-string guitar. He utilizes two Axon NGC 66 neural midi guitar controller synth along
Here’s a post about XR-Spectra’s passive mode. The XR-Spectra pickup can be configured as passive (no electronics, no batteries) by replacing the Preamp board (installed by default underneath the pickup), with the Passive board (also included).