Pierre Schaeffer - Phonogene
  Year :   1948
  Location :   France
  Worktype :   Instrument
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Paris





 
Instrument_Design
  Work Details  
  Schaeffer created the phonogene. With it he was able to transpose a loop in 12 distinct steps from using a keyboard (this led to the mellotron keyboard). The keyboard selected one of 12 capstans of different diameters, like changing gears on a bike. A 2 speed motor allowed for octave transposition.