"The “Ondéa” is both a faithful reproduction of the original Ondes Martenot AND a further extrapolation of Maurice Martenot’s vision. Maurice was a man with the mission of designing and building an instrument that took the fullest advantage of the ergonomic considerations of music/sound control with the human body. His introduction of key vibrato, the ribbon controller and diffusor designs are all, to this day, unique and a joy to interact with.
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Delivery time depends on where we are in the current build. The price is 12K US, 50% deposit, balance due on shipment. Includes Studio Slips soft covers, D1, D2 speakers and all cabling. There are hard cases available also, ATA style road cases that incorporate the slip covers that we supply. You can also specify the usual MIDI ability or substitute this with full control voltage and gate voltage interfacing for driving analog synths.
We hope to have the diffusers ready this winter, Ondéa owners will have the first opportunities for purchase. We are building the Palme, the Metalique and a spring D2 "Resonance" is planned for next year. Our instrument is also fully compatible with original Ondes Martetnot diffusers and replicas."
Calgary, AB, Canada