Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) as an overtone selector

Tonight, I wired up a Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) so that it would select an overtone on my MIDI trombone. I put it where the performer grips the instrument so that it could be actuated by the performer's left thumb. Then, I tried to play it myself (by trying to move the slide and actuating the overtone selector). The results were disappointing. Switching between partials required a far more subtle gesture than I was able to produce.

Back to the drawing board!

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