As a Kickstarter backer I’ve had the Parva for several months, but there were a few problems with the firmware that prevented me from fully using it. Today, Brad from Futuresonus released firmware update v0.51, fixing everything that was important to me.
So here is a demo video with LinnStrument. I’ve set it up so that the x-axis controls per-note pitch and the y-axis per-note filter cutoff, I’m not using the z-axis. The LinnStrument is connected directly to the Parva’s USB MIDI host port, which also provides power. The audio is recorded through my Metric Halo ULN-8 audio interface without any sound processing besides normalisation.
The Parva has eight independent analog voices that can be configured in a multi with a dedicated MIDI channel for each voice. Each voice can play a different preset, but I’m using the same preset for all voices here to allow for per-note expression. In this multi, each MIDI channel is also sent to two voices, creating a unison sound, while still having full control over 4 independent notes.
A late night venture into electro (or someone other e-genre) using the LinnStrument with U-he Bazille’s per-note expression and Logic Pro X’s Drummer. Everything played in one take without editing and using a single synth patch.
A first composition with Animoog 2 and my Eigenharp Alpha.
I’m using a single sound patch in Animoog that totally changes based on how I touch the keys on the Eigenharp. The sound ranges from something akin to a polyphonic theremin to percussive glass sparkles as well as everything in between. This patch was based on one of Animoog’s Acoustic Expansion Pack patches.
The Eigenharp is a new electronic instrument that I’ve been studying for two years. I started with the portable Pico model and bought the Eigenharp Alpha, the flagship model, six months later. I’ve now been studying the Alpha for about a year and half and recorded a collection of music during that process.
I compiled the most interesting musical pieces from my Alpha adventures in 2011 into a single, freely downloadable album: “Eigenharp Sketches of 2011“.
I hope you enjoy these sketches and wish you a happy 2012!