A new Kickstarter campaign has launched this month to raise the required $20,000 needed to take the unique Hyve Touch Synthesiser into production.
Designed and developed by musician Skot Wiedmann the Hyve Touch Synth has been specifically designed to provide a fun expressive musical instrument that enables anyone to make and play music.
As you can see in the video below the Hyve Touch synthesiser responds to human touch and even the slightest of finger movements providing precise control over the notes and music created. Transforming gestures into sounds.
Skot Wiedmann the developer of the Hyve Touch Synthesiser explains more:
Slide your fingers across the surface to explore new ways to touch sound. It’s a 60-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer that is controlled by pressure, horizontal, and vertical movements of each finger on the surface. Even the smallest wiggle of your finger makes the sound come alive, giving expression to the music you make. Notes on the Hyve are arranged so that you can easily explore harmonies and tone combinations with small movements of your finger.
The bottom half is arranged like a piano keyboard. Each key senses pressure, vertical position, and horizontal position. Moving vertically allows you to sweep through octaves and harmonically combine them into evolving tones. Horizontal movements push the sound right and left in stereo. Touching the bottom row causes a pressure-controlled pitch bend.
The top half uses a hexagon grid to put notes that sound good together right next to each other. Every adjacent note is harmonically related: straight up is a perfect 5th, up to the right is a major 3rd, and up to the left is a minor 3rd. This means that one finger can play a chord and slide to the next chord in the song. Each hexagon also senses pressure and horizontal position like the bottom half.
Jump over to Kickstarter to make a pledge from $79 with shipping expected to take place during September 2017.
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