some things are not
meant to work out
made for about two years in the 1960s and then rediscovered by artists like Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, who used it to great effect on a soundtrack to ‘The Assasination Of Jesse James’, the guitaret has nothing to do with a guitar.
The great thing about it is that it doesn’t really sound like anything else. You might mistake it for a celesta or a kalimba, but it’s not either. it sounds familiar yet strange enough to bring interest to whatever you’re working on.
i sampled it humanly through a hand-made tube preamp, using both fingers (playing both standard sustains and loose, long tremolo loops) and mallets for an extended sonic pallette. and now, you can get plucked away, too.
the acoustic part is complimented by the afterglow patches, created by processing the recordings with rare vintage hardware and tape.
it’s a collection of bespoke patches that evoke that dusty, analogue vibe, ranging from fragile and soft to dirty remains of the original signal.
Some Of these articulations feature a modular-inspired Virtual tape machine with control over playback speed, direction and overall dirt.