Viotar/Proof of concept
During the last century electronic instruments became immensely popular, the electronical guitar as an excellent example. Electronic bowing instrument on the other hand never really became popular. This leads to the questions, why didn’t the electronic bowing instrument become as popular as the electronical guitar? There are several reasons that can explain this phenomenon. The existing electronical bowing instruments are modeled the same way as the traditional acoustic bowing instrument. Therefore these instruments also have the same shortcomings and difficulties the traditional acoustic bowing instruments have. These shortcomings are:
These points motivated us to make an electronical bowing instrument that doesn’t have these shortcomings. This means that we want to make an instrument which can play chords. Or, to be more specific, an instrument on which more than 2 strings can be excited at the same time. Therefore it is not possible to use a bow anymore, because with a bow it’s only possible to excite 1 ore all strings. Because of this the ergonomics of the traditional acoustic bowing instrument can be changed into something more hand able.