= Folktek Arts =

= Folktek Arts = The works of Arius Blaze, Ben Houston and co.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Synergist by Arius Blaze

currently available;

The Synergist is a touch synth with 8 osc. and an 8 note polyphony - each tuned in correspondence to one another to create a full body of notes in addition to touch-based noise and time control. The oscillators tie into a delay, the timing of which controls the global pitch of the oscillation (when the time on the delay is lowered or raised, the frequency of all 8 oscillators are lowered or raised accordingly). Thge delay ranges from extremely tight to a longer approx. 2 seconds (getting gradualy dirty and grimier toward the lower end)

The oscillators can be feedback driven to create decay and the level of all touch points can be lowered or raised to either overload the delay completely or create more subtle background drone. This all helps to mix the level with any incoming sound as the an input signal can be sent into the 1/4" in jack allowing for processing of external sources. The selector switch switches between a variety of clean feedback and altered feedback (altered feedback being a more compressed droning sound)

The result is a piece capable of drone or synth lines, very nasty noise and dub massacre. The layout of the touch plate is designed to make it easily playable in a percussive manner. It's also laid out so that metal pieces (coins work well) can be placed between points to acts as switches for drone or connect points to alter the delay signal.

More info on the site and more to come; http://folktek.com/instruments/symbiotic/synergist

5 of these have been made and are currently available

Sounds and video to come. The piece shown here, however, is extremely similar in nature;

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