Instrument/MIDI controller features an innovative note layout that helps understand music theory 04/05/20
A kickstarter campaign has been launched by Piers Titus van der Torren for his instrument the Striso board which he says takes musical expression taken to the next dimension.
A spokesperson had this to say, "This hand sized MIDI controller has an innovative note layout with 61 multidimensionally sensitive buttons, that respond to pressure and direction individually. The buttons are arranged systematically and intuitively to facilitate ease of play and comprehension of musical patterns. The Striso board will have an internal synthesizer and can also be combined with an MPE synthesizer. Altogether, the Striso board offers enormous potential for sound control and musical expression."
61 soft silicone pressure and direction sensitive note buttons (3.7 octaves)
Scanning rate: 1200Hz
Touch sensitivity range: 70g – 700g
4 extra buttons for glissando, octave switching and settings
Motion sensing: 3D rotation and acceleration, sent over MIDI at 100Hz
Polyphony: 15 notes with MPE
Tuning: uses polyphonic pitch bends and hence works with any MPE synth
Internal synthesizer (to be added during kickstarter)
Audio output: 3.5mm stereo jack (to be added during kickstarter)
Dimensions: 192x174x26mm, 425g
Power: USB B, 5V 100mA
Connection: MIDI over USB, with 3 MIDI modes: MPE, one note per channel; normal, with pitch bend, modulation and polyphonic aftertouch; monophonic, with glissando