Hello everyone, for the last Synthétik News of 2015 we’d like talk about a few very special instruments that we’ve had the privilege of working on this past year.
TRIADEX THE MUSE
The Triadex is a sequencer-based synthesiser, produced in 1972, and designed by Edward Fredkin and Marvin Minsky at MIT. It is an algorithmic, deterministic event generator, utilizing early digital integrated circuits to generate an audio output that can sound very musical. It produces a sequence of notes based on the settings of about a dozen different parameters, including four small sliders that control Volume, Tempo, Pitch, and Fine Pitch. Only a few hundred were ever made.
The complete system incorporated a loud-speaker named The Muse, as well as a Light Show unit, and the whole system envisioned the creation of new and arbitrary melodies. The original manual suggests placing the The Muse in the living room to replace the television! It is possible to rent The Muse at Peter’s Venuto Synth Palace.
For modern surfers : Tridex Muse Simulator for Windows