Inventor Paul Vo, On Acoustic Synthesis & The Vo-96 Guitar

When we have covered the Vo-96 Guitar on Synthtopia, readers’ comments have focused on ‘infinite sustain’ as the key feature, and compared the Vo Guitar’s technology to other sustain technologies. But inventor Paul Vo‘s vision for ‘acoustic synthesis’ is much deeper … Continue reading

Synthesis On An Electromagnetically-Enhanced Acoustic Piano

This video, by Andrew McPherson, is a few years old, but captures a demonstration of his electromagnetically-enhanced Magnetic Resonator Piano.  The Magnetic Resonator Piano is a hybrid acoustic-electronic instrument explores territory similar to Paul Vo’s Acoustic Synthesizer – using electronics to expand the … Continue reading

Paul Vo Announces New Company To Create ‘Acoustic Synthesis’ Instruments

Inventor Paul Vo (right), designer of the Moog Guitar, Moog Lap Steel and the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer, has announced the creation of a new company, Vo, LLC, designed to turn his ‘acoustic synthesis’ designs into products. Vo recently completed a successful … Continue reading

Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer Kickstarter Campaign Update

Tyler Ramsey (whom we’ve featured before, in this “Sunday Synth Jam” post) performs his compostion, Raven Shadow, on the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer. The Vo-96 Kickstarter campaign surpassed its fundraising goal. Here’s an update from Chris Stack: “[It] was a smashing … Continue reading