Other than an early video, there’s nothing on this blog to let you know what the Pithesiser sounds like… until now!
Here are a few choice cuts of the sort of sounds it can make even in its rather basic form. These are direct raw dumps of the synth output warts-and-all, not recordings taken from the analogue output on the sound card I’ve been using. Any interpretation of what these sound like are purely the outpourings of my overactive imagination – you have been warned!
First, here’s a chunky bass sound:
Now a light and winsome harpsichord:
Some soulful cello:
Drifting away into the ambience:
The latter two are the result of combining the basic arpeggiator on my LPK25 keyboard controller and the low-frequency oscillator of the Pithesiser when set to a square wave and applied to the pitch of the playing sound. Subtle timing differences between the two can lead to interesting effects…
(c) 2013 Nicholas Tuckett