120 Years of Electronic Music
Electronic Musical Instrument 1870 - 1990
The Multimonica (1940)
The Hohner Multimonica
The Multimonika was a commercial hybrid electronic/acoustic instrument manufactured by the German company, Hohner GmbH and designed by the German instrument designer Harald Bode . The Multimonica was a two keyboard combination of a wind-blown reed harmonium instrument, controlled by a 41 note lower keyboard, and an electronic monophonic sawtoooth generator contolled by the upper keyboard. The Multimonica was marketed in Europe from 1940.
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