Métallique Speaker – Experiment 1

When Maurice Martenot invented the ondes Martenot, he understood that the amplifier and speakers were an opportunity to give the performer more precise control of tone. In a typical setup, the ondes is connected to three speakers that can be mixed from the tiroir (drawer of controls). The first is a traditional loudspeaker called the Principal. The second and third are more unique creations of Martenot: the Palme, a lyre-like speaker with sympathetic strings, and; the métallique, a gong resonator (1947 French patent for métallique with images). Continue reading “Métallique Speaker – Experiment 1”