Quasar Wave Transducer
a low frequency feedback sound sculpture

The Quasar Wave Transducer consists of a three-sided cabinet with bass guitar strings mounted over pickups on each side. The pickups feed into a self contained amplifier that powers 15" bass speakers mounted on each face. The strings are tuned to slightly different subsonic frequencies with audible harmonics that interact in complex waveforms. By adjusting the string tuning and volume it is possible to create self-sustaining sounds that are a sonic embodiment of complexity arising from a chaotic system. Because the sound is at such a low frequency, it can be felt as well as heard. The Quasar Wave Transducer prototype was completed in 1997. Future plans include a second prototype to refine the concept further followed by the production of a limited edition version.


QUASAR WAVE
FURNITURE
BURNING FUEL
BIO
A/FX SPIRALS
BUNDLES
SATURN TABLE
HOME