[LAU] New software instrument: handpan

Jeanette C. julien at mail.upb.de
Tue Nov 9 20:35:42 CET 2021

Hey hey,
this is a physically modelled handpan, designed for live MIDI playing. It's 
written in Csound.

It's tested with Csound 6.16, but should work with 6.15, maybe even 6.14. 
As it comes it's configured for ALSA audio 
output and ALSA sequencer input. All choices for audio and MIDI I/O are listed 
at the top. Also you can create any equally tempered scale you like. There are 
two example scales in the file. Only one can ever be active. If you play notes 
on the keyboard that are no in the scale you will strike the resonator, i.e. 
any part of the instrument that isn't a clean note.

This instrument has been roughly modelled on a Rav drum, which I had the 
pleasure to play, including the stereo spread of the notes.

I hope someone finds a use for it.

Best wishes and enjoy,


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