Playing the MidiGurdy feels very close to an acoustic hurdy-gurdy. And you can match it to your own instrument: adjust the string tension, the volume response, trompette attack and wheel resistance to make it feel just like your acoustic gurdy.
With the MidiGurdy you can spend every minute of your precious time for practice. Don't worry about tuning or maintenance: just pick it up and start playing, even if it is just for a few minutes!
Using the MidiGurdy you can finally practice hurdy-gurdy without disturbing your neighbours! Play it late at night, in a hotel room or during your lunch brake at work! Or connect it to an amplifier and rock away as loud as you want to!
As the MidiGurdy ist purely electronic, you can choose to play in all possible tunings on the three melody, drone and trompette strings. Even microtonal adjustments will be possible.
Connect the MidiGurdy to your computer and see your trompette impulses in real time. Use it to check if they are spaced evenly on the wheel, or show your technique to your pupils when you are teaching.
All software of the MidiGurdy and all sounds supplied with the instrument are released under an Open Source License. So if you are a programmer or you would like to become one, head over to the MidiGurdy GitHub, fork the repositories and start experimenting!
Online Manual (Single HTML page)
Download PDF Manual
Download eBook (EPUB)
If you are looking for support, please head over to the MidiGurdy Support Forum
All software and sounds can be found in the repositories of the MidiGurdy GitHub
Further information can be found on the MidiGurdy Facebook Page
More videos can be found on the MidiGurdy YouTube Playlist
The MidiGurdy is available in two colours: black and white. Custom colours are possible, but will require additional time during production and therefore incur a surcharge of 120 Euro incl. 19% VAT. Please ask for details if you are interested.
Production of the MidiGurdy has stopped, I currently do not take any orders.
For support or any other questions please don't hesitate to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org