I’m really interested in trying to recreate the sound of the Ondes Martenot digitally in Max. This is just a personal project and, as a mid-level Max user, I really think it will be a great opportunity to learn Max in much greater detail.
I was just wondering if anyone knew of some resources or schematics available for the Ondes? A casual Google search has proved rather fruitless and some info on how the sound is actually generated would be my firat port of call. Obviously – a detailed schematic would be great, but failing that a description of how the sound is made would do. After that, I guess it’ll be a ton of trial and error before I get something sounding pretty good :)
You mention having done a general Google search but have you looked up just the word "Martenot" on Google Patents? There are patent apps for Martenot’s instruments as well as for related things by other people with a fair amount of tech info there.
Of course the really cool part of the Ondes (to me anyway) is the diffusers, how you’d synthesize them I’ve got no idea…
Good luck! Cool project, I’m a big Ondes fan but not someone with the skills to build a copy / emulation of one, I’d love to see what you come up with.