Archive for January, 2010

Eigenharp

Posted in Uncategorized on January 1, 2010 by lindahurd

The Eigenharp is a ridiculously expensive, interesting new instrument developed by Eigenlabs in Devon, UK. There is the Alpha, which costs £3,950 and the Pico, priced at £349.

From BoingBoing.net:

The Eigenharp, a crazy, science fiction instrument from Eigenlabs, comes on two forms, the “Alpha” (“Our professional level instrument allows the musician to play and improvise using a limitless range of sounds with virtuoso skill. It has 120 playing keys, 12 percussion keys, two strip controllers and a breath pipe. Available in a variety of custom finishes.”) and the “Pico” (“It’s ideal as a solo instrument or for playing in a band. With 18 playing keys and 4 mode keys, a strip controller and breath pipe, the smaller Pico has the majority of the playing features of the Eigenharp Alpha. It plays an unlimited range of sounds and is available in two finishes.”). Check out the stunning performance of the Bond theme.

Eigenharp Alpha

It’s a cool instrument, but is it really >$6000 cool?