Yesterday was the day the Eigenharp roadshow kicked off in London at the BBC's Maida Vale studios. After 6 weeks or more of teaser videos on YouTube and scant facts we can now reveal the nature of the beast.
Heralded as the "Most revolutionary musical instrument of the last 60 years" it's quite a claim. Specifications published in the Eiegenharp website reveal that there are to be two instruments the flagship Alpha (£3950) - bristling with controls and features, and the smaller and more affordable Pico (£395).
Essentially the system comprises of the main instrument unit, linked to a base station via a 6m lead, which in turn links up to the computer (Ma only) via USB.
Seamless audio and MIDI switchover between computers
Eurorack module puts General MIDI sound set under creative CV control