Ginette is an ondes Martenot inspired electronic instrument that I designed and built on 2010-2011. Player controls the pitch with right hand by moving the ring laterally along the tactile fingerboard while left hand presses the intensity key and controls the volume. Ginette produces monophonic sounds, but I play it often with effect pedals to create harmonic and timbral layers.
Currently I am building the second edition of Ginette. The design includes an innovative interface that will be polyphonic and have a broader sonic palette. This is my master’s thesis project in Aalto University’s Sound in New Media MA programme.