Eigenharp: Interview with Eigenlabs Founder - part 2

Second half of video interview with Eigenharp inventor      09/10/09

No flash plug

12:38 mins

As promised here's the second half of the interview conducted with Eigenlabs founder John Henry Lambert on the day of the official Eigenharp launch. Loads more good stuff, including...

  • What generates the sounds
  • On-board Synthesis System
  • the in house software development
  • ...and the fact it'll be Open Source
  • the 2 basic modes of use
  • John's take on built-in computers
  • possibilities for Linux
  • ...and for software instrument developers
  • Loading & playing Samples (boring samples are good!)
  • the question of MIDI
  • controlling video with the Eigenharp
  • and the music of the future!

The Eigenharp has been 8 years in development - it's an enormously deep instrument, and there's a lot to learn about it; I felt I barely scratched the surface in the limited time we had on launch day.
So many questions still ... main one for me being the crucial software interface; so much relies on the ease with which you actually interface with, setup and control both the parameters of the Eigenharp, and the target sounds or software instruments.

No doubt we'll be spending more time with the Eigenharp in the weeks to come - and there's also no doubt that an incredible instrument has been unleashed... exciting times ahead!

Andy McCreeth


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6 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
JZ    Said...

I really hope this or something like it makes it soon. The world is long overdue for an original digital instrument.

This in it self isn't something totally new, it's more like just a combination of the best features of some older instruments. But in that it seems great, taking from the guitar, the piano, drums and wind instruments. It kind of combines every intrument known to man so far into an opening for the digital instrument era.

09-Oct-09 02:35 PM

Justin K    Said...

Did I miss something or at some point are we going to actually get to hear someone play this thing?

24-Oct-09 02:09 PM

dok whammo    Said...

seriously - how are we supposed to get excited about some "revolutionary new instrument" if the thing costs $6500??

come on bro

24-Oct-09 09:53 PM

Justin K    Said...

Agreed. As neat as it is, my money is on epic fail.

25-Oct-09 09:33 AM

zam    Said...

would be nice to see someone play the thing. an how much will it cost an how diffecult to learn it

26-Oct-09 11:25 AM

Justin K    Said...

Well I searched through Youtube....and I still cant honestly say I have seen anyone actually playing this thing yet. I saw what appeared to be an instrument playing itself with guys pushing buttons that didn't appear to change much of anything tonally....and in one of the videos there seems to be about a second latency from the time he pushing the button until a beat sounds off.


30-Oct-09 03:22 PM

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