Meng Qi Wing Pinger
The Wing Pinger is an analog musical instrument, centered around a pair of 4-pole resonating low pass filters.
Wing Pinger exploits the idea of filter pinging (the operation of using narrow pulses as filter input). With Q near self-oscillation it makes naturally decaying tones of various lengths, assembling sounds from percussions to plucking. A special Q compensation is implemented, to balance pinging behaviors at different pitches.
Essential controls unveil the complex synthesizer patch hidden within, respond musically to your playing. Control layout is in symmetric, follows natural hand position with comfortable spacing. All control components are of light action and silky smooth. As the signals from filters generate pulses and modulations, the Q controls become playful and interactive.
With multiple feedback and cross modulation paths, Wing Pinger operates according to the principles of chaos theory. All parameters except volume are interactive, future outputs are related to the current state as well as parameter settings.
Be chaotic at will, you don't miss the expressions from melodies. Wing Pinger is capable of generating pentatonic patterns from its carefully weighted STEP modulation. With practice, you can play noise or melody at will.
External Sound Processing
Process stereo or dual mono signals through the filters, add spice to the tone, generate movements with special Wing Pinger modulations.
CV / Gate
Wing Pinger talks to modular synthesizers via mini jacks. Use TRIGGER outputs to sync external synthesizers to filter pings. STEP outputs are weighted mixes from shift registers.
Note: the Wing Pinger is delivered WITHOUT power supply!
The Wing Pinger runs on 12V center positive power supply. 1A or more is recommended.
You can find a suitable power supply here.
MIDI input: TRS-MIDI Type A