Reactable – Prolly one of the COOLEST things I’ve seen ever!

Posted on February 11, 2007. Filed under: clever, computers, electronic, interface, Linkage & W(a/o)nderings, Music, Technology |

You may have to try a few times to get YouTube to load one of the demo films but trust me, it’s worth it!

Reactable is the name, and wildly creative sound generation is the game!

marcosalonso
http://mtg.upf.edu/reactable

The reactable, is a multi-user electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical objects on a luminous table surface. By moving and relating these objects, representing components of a classic modular synthesizer, users can create complex and dynamic sonic topologies, with generators, filters and modulators, in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.

This instrument is being developed by a team of digital luthiers (Sergi Jordà , Martin Kaltenbrunner, Günter Geiger and Marcos Alonso), at the Music Technology Group within the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

I could so see myself playing with that for hours on end! Thanks to Aazhdeen Thetan for pointing me to the link!

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