The CyberChime ONE is a MIDI controlled glockenspiel.
Based on a standard 32 key orchestral instrument, it brings new possibilities to live music with glockenspiel instrumentation.
Driven by either Bluetooth (BLE) MIDI or a standard 5-pin DIN MIDI in, and a computer with MIDI output can drive this instrument. It can be used for solo parts or as an accompaniment, or even driven from a regular MIDI piano keyboard.
It can also be played manually with standard beaters, so a musician can have the computer play rhythm parts while playing solos over the top for example.
Possibilities are created by the fact that this instrument can do things that regular musicians cannot do with a glockenspiel - complex chords and multiple notes, also playing at speeds unimaginable by a human player.
Developed by Ambient Power, it has custom electronics and unique solendoid drivers striking the keys from within the physical envelope of the standard instrument. So, apart from the display hidden between the sharp keys in the first octave, it looks like a standard instrument.
Supplied with a stand, beaters and carry case, it is available to buy on a build to order basis with a delivery of around 4-6 weeks at £549 plus delivery costs. Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested.
The manual can be downloaded here.
- Bluetooth MIDI receive
- 5 pin wired MIDI receive
- Midi channel configurable to required channel (1 to 16)
- 8 notes playable simultaneously
- Maximum note play rate 40Hz
- 32 notes F5 to C8 (698Hz to 4186Hz / MIDI notes 77 to 108)
- Processor: embedded Espressif ESP32 with Ambient Power firmware
- Power supply: 90-240V (external power supply)
- Dimensions: 615 x 360 x 55mm
- Weight: 2980g
Carol Of The Bells on CyberChime ONE
See the protoype CyberChime ZERO here.
Article - Simon Taylor, 23rd November 2020
Now you can have your own CyberChime.