NAMM 2017 News: Ondomo announced a recreation of the Ondes Martenot

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Check out this brilliant sounding and very expressive instrument. Ondomo announced a perfect recreation of the Ondes Martenot. It will be for sure not cheap at all but if you are interested in this kind of instrument, check out the Ondes iPad app released by Olympia Noise Co (maker of the Patterning app). It’s an emulation of this unique instrument and can produce excellent drone sounds.

Available here: Ondes for iPad  Video

Ondomo – Legacy Of Love 
With over 16 years of research into what makes the ondes Martenot a singular electronic instrument, this revolutionary compact design from Japan brings accessibility, ease of transport and playability to Maurice Martenot’s original vision.With Ondomo you can bring the music with you anytime and anywhere, packing an impressive list of features into a fully contained instrument that’s just 64 cm wide (just over 25″). Equipped with a powerful built-in speaker, all you need is a power outlet to instantly connect to the haunting, unmistakeable characteristics of sound that the ondes Martenot is famous for. It is with the goal of sharing this expressive, dynamic electronic instrument that inspired the creator to devote himself to this legacy of love.
What is an Ondes Martenot?
First developed in France in 1928, the ondes Martenot (Martenot’s waves) takes its name from the unique, pure electronic tones the instrument produces through the expert manipulation of its sensitive and highly musical controls. There are in the vicinity of 600 pieces of music written for the instrument, all the more reason to keep this rare instrument from slipping into obscurity. To find out more about the ondes Martenot, why not start with this Wikipedia entry or the article at the fantastic 120 Years of Electronic Instruments

If you have specific questions about the Ondomo or the instrument it is based on, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d be happy to speak with you about it.

  • 4 octave keyboard with lateral movement for natural, expressive vibrato
  • Ring controller for continuous control over pitch across full keyboard range
  • Highly expressive ‘touche d’intensit√©’ for minute control over instrument volume
  • Martenot-inspired tiroir (control box) with timbre, mixing and pitch controls
  • Analog oscillators hand-soldered and assembled in Tokyo, Japan
  • Weight: approx 6kg – 13 1/4 lbs
  • Outputs: 1/4″ speaker/diffuser and line outs
  • Accessories: Legs / Power Adapter / Volume pedal (optional)
  • Dimensions:

  • Width: 64cm – 25 3/16″
  • Height: 15cm – 5 15/16″
  • Depth: 17cm – 6 11/16″
  • Height (with attached legs) lid closed: 77 cm – 30 5/16″
  • Height (with attached legs and music stand): 104cm – 40 15/16″
  • Weight: approx 6kg – 13 1/4 lbs

More Informations here:  Ondomo

Here is a demo from the original Ondes Martenot 

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