Coolest musical instrument invented!! *orgasm*

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  1. EliaSoZ

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    Apparently it's a new invention by a UK company called Eigenlabs. It's called an Eigenharp. There are three versions, the best and most expensive, is called an Eigenharp Alpha. It goes for about $5000, the cheapest is around $500-$600 and I assume at the very least lacks the percussion keys and LED lights.

    According to wiki:
    The distinctive characteristics of all of the instruments are (alpha version here):
    -A matrix of velocity sensitive multi-expressive keys, each of which act like a 4-way analog joystick. This allows the simultaneous pitch bend and modulation (or other parameters) of each played note individually.
    -A stick-like vertical form factor akin to a sitar for the larger models or a flute in the smaller ones.
    -A built-in wind controller, giving the larger versions of the instrument an appearance similar to a basoon.
    -One or two ribbon controller strips.
    -Macintosh-only control software.
    -A series of percussion keys (at the bottom).
    -A built-in step sequencer with indicator LEDs for each key.

    Here are some videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcVqJh0qEMc (3 piece Moby cover)

    http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3Laq2788EE (another 3 piece Moby cover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u51YEtNMWUs (solo cover of DJ Shadow with decent use of the percussion instruments)

    I want that sooooo bad! Time to get a part time job :X
     
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  2. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    This confirms it, I at least need to finally get my piano from my parent's house.
     
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  3. EliaSoZ

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    I'm so glad I spent so much time learning how to tap on guitar....now I can put that to use elsewhere.






    After I get $5000.
     
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  4. Rakon

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    Pretty freaking sweet. If the price goes down maybe I'll consider buying one.
     
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  5. Shaft

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    those are pretty awesome!
     
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  6. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    That's some weird shit, but totally bad-ass
     
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  7. TheDiesel

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    That is definitely one of the coolest things I've seen in quite awhile. Want.
     
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    I'm not really impressed...Basically just a synthesizer...



    Also,
    Fuck that.
     
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  9. keepithowitis

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    That DJ Shadow cover was pretty damn sweet. Didn't look at the rest.

    But man, if I wasn't saving up for an 800D I'd be saving for that. Pretty kickass.
     
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  10. madster111

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    I was fine with it until;


    So it hooks up to Garageband and acts as a giant keyboard, in other words.
     
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  11. Lien

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    Seriously? No one is saying it? Am i the only one who notice it? fine fine, i'll say it.

    The thing looks like a bong
     
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    So it's an electric Sitar? Alright, I can dig it. Although now people won't care when I play my actual sitar.

    Also,
    Is that supposed to be advertised as a plus? Because why on Earth would you put the software on a place where the software can't be easily improved?
     
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  13. malakian

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    Saw this on tv about half a year back. Wasn't too impressed - it's still just effectively a midi controller.

    I'll keep with my keyboards and korg pads for now!
     
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  14. schimmel

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    I. Need. One.
     
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  15. AMANIAC

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    It looks kinda...cheesy :/
     
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  16. EliaSoZ

    EliaSoZ Rookie

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    If you guys actually read the specs, you'd notice it offers a wider range of control than just a simple synthesizer.

    But I see your point, it basically is a really advanced, and really expensive, synthesizer.


    I still want it.
     
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  17. malakian

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    I'm a very experienced electronic musician and i can tell you it isn't a synthesizer, it's a controller. All its singin' and dancin' abilities will depend on the synth it's controlling (and specifically the parameters each control is linked to) when it reaches the macintosh.

    I suppose it is an innovative method of control, though.
     
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  18. GRZorak

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    /agree

    But this thing still sounds/looks f'kin awesome.
     
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  19. DocMoc

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    It just seems to be another instrument that teenagers will get as a gift, take a few lessons, quit because its to hard, and then never touch it again.
     
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  20. EliaSoZ

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    For $5000, those are some teenagers with REALLY wealthy friends...
     
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