NMC Learning at Home: The Sonica Synthesizer

Evan the Educator highlights the sonica, a quirky electronic instrument in the National Music Centre’s collection. Built in 1979 by Frank Eventoff, it sounds like a cross between a theremin, sitar, and violin.

Look for more lessons that connect science and sound every week, and check out the links below for further exploration of online electronic instruments:

  • Click HERE to see what your speakers can do with four oscillators (and check out the rest of the website for fun, interactive sound experiments).
  • Click HERE to hear a “human voice generator” that could be the strangest sounding website on the internet.

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