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Mixture Trautonium


Sala, Oskar, Berlin from 1950
Lender: Vienna Museum of Technology
mixture trautonium
Reproduction by Doepfer Musikelektronik GmbH, Munich/ Hauk Museumstechnik, Hassfurt 1999
100 x 70 x 120 cm, ca. 80 kg
Wood, two bandmanuals, analogue VCO, analogue filters, four digital frequency dividers per manual



Video: Peter Donhauser about the Mixture trautonium

As with the trautonium, the instrument is played using the bandmanuals. A high-frequency master oscillator is used to produce subharmonics by means of frequency dividers. These subharmonics are combined to create a mixture (the term used for a specific type of organ stop) by means of a selection switch. This generates an idiosyncratic synthetic sound that is completely unlike that of any other known electronic instrument.

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