The recent information about the release of small soft sensory thumbs, was very vigorously discussed by the news media around the world. I would like to share one more information about a very interesting musical instrument, sorry if there was already any information about it.
Multipoint touchscreens are not the only kind of new interfaces. Audio developers sometimes come up with the most unexpected ideas. Electronic music devices that have nothing to do with conventional synthesizers, or with their digital emulators, invented a lot. The most interesting of these projects is reacTable, created by a group of European developers from the Institute of Audiovisual Technologies in Barcelona. The device is an interactive surface on which interconnected blocks are installed, the position and orientation of which affects the generated audio signal.
Adding and rearranging the elements of the designer, the performer uses the device as a musical instrument or, rather, an extremely intuitive interface for a set of various musical instruments: modules trained to act as synthesizers and effects.