News: Folktek The Resonant Garden – Futuristic Synthesizer
The synthesizer company Folktek is known for their unique musical instruments and concepts – with The Resonant Garden they just had released a new synthesizer approaching a futuristic way of resonance-synthesis.
Attention (10/7/2017): Videos to come within the coming week. Currently pre-order. The first run of the Resonant Garden is limited and expected to ship around the end of November. Note that if you choose to pre-order, you must understand that our ship date is an estimation and we ask that if you cannot be patient should it take a couple weeks longer, that you do not place a pre-order. These will ship in the order in which orders are placed. If these are not for sale on this page, it means we’re sold out of pre-order but they will become available again. If that’s the case, feel free to send us an email requesting an update when they’re available again. There will be another small garden composed of two garden sections and a single alter built into a box as this Resonant Garden is – the price will be 400usd. This will be here on the site between 10/9 and 10/15 so please check back if you’re interested.
The Folktek Resonant Garden is an acoustic-electronic hybrid designed to create anything from beats and oddities to dense sound scapes. From its inception in 2006, the original garden has gone through many changes and refinements; micro garden, luminist garden and illuminist garden and finally this latest and likely final version.
The garden essentially utilizes three Alter circuits but each equipped with a mic pre-amp, and 4 garden (stringed) panels for generating acoustics. By plucking, rubbing, tapping or even bowing, those micro-acoustic sounds become amplified and effected by the Alter in any number of ways. In essence, the garden is a large microphone designed to pick up vibrations.
More info: folktek.com