Serinettes were obscure mechanical musical instruments from the 18th century. During this time, french aristocrats used these devices to teach captive canaries to sing different melodies... How decadent is that? The instrument consisted in a small wooden box, containing a cylinder with metal inlays and coded melodies, rotated through a crank. Now, YOU can finally feel like an aristocrat with these new electronic Serinettes, generating sequences of variable amounts of notes in which you can control the speed, tone and envelope of the sound. Multiple Serinettes can even be connected to the same clock circuit to play several voices at the same tempo. On your face, Louis XVI! Signed and numbered, first edition limited to 10 units.
These Serinettes are a revision of the ancient french instruments, renewing the sound but keeping the artisanal approach. The instruments are handcrafted in Spain using the available mediterranean woods, Chestnut (Castanea sativa) or Oak (Quercus robur) thereby, each module will have its unique grain and knots design. The knobs are lathed one by one with Olive (Olea europaea) or Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), with brass for all inlays and ornaments. Signed and numbered, first edition limited to 10 units.
- 8 independent potentiometer to control the pitch of the notes, thus creating sequences
- 8 toggle switches to turn the steps on or off
- Volume, controls the output amplitude
- Speed, controls the speed of the sequence
- Reset connector clip
- Attack, controls the beginning of the envelope for each note
- Release, controls the end of the envelope for each note
- 8 brass connectors, to reset the number of steps per sequence
Back (left to right)
- 3,5mm (⅛″) external clock input
- On/Off switch
- 12 VDC input (inner positive)
- 3,5mm (⅛″) audio output
Requires a 12V/500mA inner positive DC adaptor (not provided)