this is a mix between the electric sound of the harp and the sounds in the computer (toy piano, cithar, acoustic harp with paper or iron…) each virtual instrument has been recorded note by note and mapped on the string of the harp this harp have three outputs : an electric sound (like the camac blue), a MIDI output to control a computer and a internal synth
Hallo Michael, I just found this thread …thank you for pointing to my MIDI harp. The Camac MIDI harp uses basically the converters I introduced to the harpworld in summer 2006 with my first MIDI harp. This was the first existing and working MIDI harp with pitch detection or frequency recognition. This converter did already exist but in another context. So, I didn’t develop the Harp MIDI Converter but I was able to find the necessary parts and put them together in a new way. This is my creative part. In springtime 2007 I visited Camac to introduce my system to Camac…hoping for a good cooperation. At this time Camac was not satisfied with the solution they already had. The problem they had was the frequency change when a harpist needs to move the pedals. The MIDI system I used was able to follow every frequency changes…also the pitch change with pedal movement. Beside this, the system could translate also the plucking position at the string, the volume in to MIDI data. The frequency recognition of the converters follows continuously every change in the frequency of the plucked string and creates a MIDI message. I see this system as the big step in harp evolution because the harpist stays very close to the important sound generating process of the string. This can be made only with the Midi Converter working on the principle of frequency recognition. I wanted to have a system which keeps the feeling of playing an acoustically harp. And yes…this is what the system does. The Kortier system is working on a different principle.