Tocante Thyris Redd by Ciat Lonbarde is a tactile capacitive solar-powered analog synthesizer. equipped with 24 capacitive touch keys and an impressive array of modulation contacts running down the middle, Thyris and its other Tocante brethren feel far more hands-on and interactive than most synthesizers, producing uniquely natural-sounding results with simple physical input. rather than paraphrase about this unique instrument any further, i'll let its designer Peter Blasser do the talking:

"The Tocante line of musical instruments is "about" and "touching" the materials of electronics. Each touchpad represents a pitch according to industry "preferred numbers," chosen by old wartime engineers for non-musical purposes. Here they form a unique and haunting musical scale, not unlike that of a gamelan or the neutral intervals of Persian music. Beyond these base pitches, three golden sandrodes flank each touchpad; touching these androgynous nodes yields intermodulation, pitch and timbral shifts, and emergent chaotic masses. The instruments come in three flavors: thyris the triangle, bistab the square, and phashi the circle. The oscillators sound like a bowed string, a most powerful clarinet, and a howling serene whistle, respectively. Each responds to touch differently. Solar panels charge the onboard batteries, that power the oscillators and a speaker. They are the perfect self-contained instrument for nightly music at the campground.

Tocante Redd uses the alternative scale of the E12 series: 12, 18, 27, 39, 56, and 82. Enjoy the relationship of red to green in a spectrum of major, minor and neutral thirds.

Dimensions: 28x8x2 centimeters.

Range: 24 notes, four octaves.

Power: 6x300mah NiMH cells.

Diffusion: 0.5watt speaker.

Output: 3.5mm mono audio jack.

Cloudy Day: 2.1mm tip-positive 12vdc power jack."

this Tocante Thyris Redd is in excellent condition with some notable scuffs and scrapes running down the sandrodes. it works perfectly, responding well to light and heavy touches alike. the speaker sounds great and the instrument charges well via the integrated solar panel. purchase includes Tocante Thyris Redd synthesizer with insured shipping. no power supply is included. you should be able to get one cheap on Amazon or may already have one in your possession, but if you need a compatible power supply let me know and i can source one for you at cost. sold as-described with any returns at buyer's expense and subject to our standard restocking fee.

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