Digiveena is a unique product, the first of its kind in India.
This is the first synthesiser for Indian music, which can be used to reproduce the finer nuances of Indian music. This invention has been awarded a patent by the Indian Patent office.
Features of Digiveena are:
– Can be used at any pitch without changing strings
– All four strings and tala strings tuned automatically and perfectly on selection of ANY pitch
– Selection of PA / MA for mandara panchamam and taala panchamam strings – PA will change to MA on open string but first fret will still be Suddha Dhaivatam
– String will not change sruti while playing (frequency / sruti will not reduce or increase)
– Gamakam response adjustment – can be set for high response to smaller transverse deflection of finger or small response to more deflection. eg., Selection can be made so that with a moderate pull of string , five-note gamakam can be achieved on the same fret
– Enhanced volume, with the amplifier and speaker built-in to one of the gourds
– Adjustable volume
– Increased sustenance of notes; thus long passages can be played with fewer plucks
– Adjustable ‘sustain’ to suit a user’s style
– 8 ‘voice’ choices ( types of sound) – eg Tanjore veena, mandolin, saxophone, flute, etc.
– Fixed frets on a wooden fret board, eliminating the more delicate wax fret board
– No setting of melam. Digitally preset fret positions for perfect frequency of each note
– Built-in electronic tambura for sruti
– Line-out facility
– Complete portability, as the sound box of the veena is dispensed with, and replaced by a detachable gourd with an ampli-speaker
– Easy assembly / disassembly
– Battery back-up in case of AC Mains power failure
Click links below to watch videos of Digital Veena concerts: