Part 2: Instruments for Electronic Music Studios
The Serial Sound Structure Generator
The Serial Sound Structure Generator (860008, 870021, 910221, 910222)
was built between 1965 and 1970. It was a precursor of the sequencers that
first became popular on analogue synthesizers, then on digital synthesizers.
This instrument offered a much more comprehensive range of options than did
the smaller synthesizer versions. It was able to repeat interlocking series of up
to thirteen pitches, and up to thirteen durations, using varying timbres. It could
be used in conjunction with other serial structure generators and with other
instruments in the studio, including the Multi-Track, and was intended to
facilitate the serial, or twelve-tone, method of composition.
The first Sonde (1968) produced 200 sine tones that were controlled by individual sliders. (CSTM)