This weekend, I completed a first prototype of the Esteso Voce!
Introduction to the prototype:
Top view demonstration of how it is played:
Playing the Esteso Voce:
This is the first phrase of “Happy Be Thou, Heavenly Queen”, a two voice 14 century a capella piece. My playing skills are pretty poor so far.
Update! Jodie just wrote this little piece for the Esteso Voce; she plays and sings it, and I sing the melody part.
The component parts are:
- A Yamaha ez-eg learning guitar (used for its button based “strings”, functionally an array of 6 x 12 buttons, outputs midi)
- A fairly complex Pure Data patch, relying fundamentally on this PSOLA patch.
- A usb microphone.
- An amp+speaker.