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!
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.
The price of the MidiGurdy is 2400 Euro including 19% VAT plus shipping. I kindly ask for a deposit of 900 Euro for each order.
The price includes: a MidiGurdy, instructions, 2 year warranty and free software updates and new hurdy-gurdy sounds.
The first instruments have shipped in July 2018, but the waiting list is still very long. New orders will take about 2 years until delivery.
For pre-orders or any other questions please don't hesitate to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a pre-order, I would need the following information: