Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer Modifies Guitar Sound to an Extreme Level

Wednesday, April 17th 2013. | Miscellaneous

November last year, Paul Vo showed off his Moog Guitar that make any acoustic synths in the world look like some worthless piece of trash. Today, he proudly launched the device, that is capable of turning all acoustic guitars to something as mesmerizing as the Moog, right at Kickstarter. He calls it Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer.

Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer

Materializing itself as a tiny contraption, Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer has to be attached to the space in between the guitar’s sound hole and the bridge. Once it’s on, it will alter how each string will sound. In the demo video, Tyler Ramsey showcases how this add-on can turn every tone each string produces to a pure beauty.

Unlike common synths, Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer does not modify the sound that has been produced by each string through some digital processing and analog effects. The effect that you hear on the video above is entirely a physical result of different vibration each string has made with the help of Vo’s invention. In geeks’ language, it is called vibration control technology.

According to Vo, the insertion of “96” in the name of his invention represents the total number of harmonic channels through which all the vibration the strings make can be controlled. With that huge number, the sound variety can be made literally endless. The slightest difference on how the string is vibrated will result in a rich sound combination.

Unfortunately, this thing isn’t very cheap. The lowest cost you have to pledge to get the ready-to-install Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is $1,250. This will only be manufactured in 200 units, so consider yourself lucky if manage to get your hands on it. As for me, I’m happy enough to listen to all the cool tunes arranged with this thing.

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