Sound & Hearing

Harmonic Series Wheel

The HARMONIC SERIES WHEEL produces a palette of tones which can be used to explore the influence of harmonics on tone quality. The knobs control the intensity of 16 tones: a fundamental tone, followed by 15 tones in the harmonic series. By playing the fundamental tone and adding different harmonics, you can see and hear how the harmonic combinations affect the overall sound being produced and relate this to the characteristic tone qualities of different instruments.