[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:


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



> Here is a description of a similar instrument in Toronto: https://utsic.utoronto.ca/wpm_instrument/helmholtz-synthesizer/
> Ben
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