[sdiy] Helmholtz synthesizer

René Schmitz synth at schmitzbits.de
Sun Jun 4 00:20:33 CEST 2023


On 03.06.2023 22:31, Ben Stuyts wrote:
> Today I was in a local science museum (https://www.teylersmuseum.nl/en) and saw this gem. It’s called ‘Klankmenger’ in Dutch, and was built by Rudolph Koenig in ca. 1875 after a design by Hermann von Helmholtz. They call it a precursor to the modern synthesizer.

I actually came across this the other day in Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Additive_synthesis

It's purely electromagnetic, no amplifiers. Just tuning forks and 
Helmholtz resonators.


Best,

  René


> Here is a description of a similar instrument in Toronto: https://utsic.utoronto.ca/wpm_instrument/helmholtz-synthesizer/
>
> Ben
>   
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Synth-diy mailing list
> Synth-diy at synth-diy.org
> http://synth-diy.org/mailman/listinfo/synth-diy
> Selling or trading? Use marketplace at synth-diy.org


--
synth at schmitzbits.de
http://schmitzbits.de



More information about the Synth-diy mailing list