Soundscape is a midi controlled musical interactive surface that enables the user to slow, fasten or change the sound of music by moving their fingers on the surface. Designer Kale Joines describes that Soundscape brings the tactility and interactive into music.
There is no buttons or switches, but instead a 3D printed black rubber surface juxtaposed with a Rosewood housing.
The texture of the 3D printed surface is made in a way to be explored not only visually as a type of typography or terrain, but also explored by touch in the tactile sense. As the surface is felt and interacted with, the underlying circuit is triggered and the music playing is effected in varying degrees depending on the sequence and spread of the triggered signals, explains Kale.
The Soundscape is run through USB port, using Native Instruments Traktor Digital music program, and utilizes effects and sounds specific to its digital banks.
Kale hopes to "recreate an aesthetic resonating back to the time of mahogany radios and rich sounding record players" and bring the warmth and tactility back into music.
Images credit / Source: Kale Joines
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