EXPERIBASS The Experibass combines a violin, viola and cello neck on the body of a double bass. It has a unique and recognizable sound also due to the way I play it.
Here you can find the first video I did right after I built it and here few more cues I created with it. With this instrument I performed as Featured Soloist on the film "Sherlock Holmes" and the video game franchise "Assassin's Creed".
ARCOPHONICO I built this by using a tree branch I found on the street. It's an electro-acoustic instrument amplified with a pick up and a built-in piezo microphone. It has three sections, the bass with a fretted metallic neck, a 2 strings cello-like section and a vertical double bass string that can be played by pinching it. It can be played with a bow, a chop stick, small metallic bars or picks.
This is the original video "Custom Built Orchestra"
For those of you into technical details, this is the gear I used to record. API 512c preamps, 550b EQs, 527 Compressors, and Apogee Ensemble as the converter. Microphones, Røde NT5, NT2-A and K2, plus an AKG D40.