The Overtone Violin is an entirely custom built, radically augmented musical instrument that preserves the traditions of violin technique while adding a whole new set of possibilities for the musician.
Keith McMillen: designer
Keith McMillen writes of the K-Bow —
“Reliable, practical stage-worthy sensor bows for the string family have not been available to experimenters, composers and performers. Now a complete series of bows for stringed instruments are presented. The bows provide hair tension, grip pressure, X-Y-Z acceleration, relative X-Y position wrt to the bridge and the tilt or twist of the violin bow. A Max based application using custom RFCOMM objects provides processed gesture outputs as well as a 2 axis trainable gesture extractor.”