Website of the Day: Reactable

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reactable.jpgI found myself fascinated by the Reactable site. Reactable is “a state-of-the-art multi-user electro-acoustic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical artefacts on the table surface and constructing different audio topologies in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.”

If that sounds confusing, then you’re better off watching a demo of it, like the one after the turn:

If you’re a musician – and probably if you’re not – and are into sound synthesis, or just really cool-looking gear that might’ve just come out of a movie – then explore the site and see what this amazing prototype can do.

Forget Jean-Michel Jarre and his laser light shows – this is über-cool.

(Found at Right Half Chow via Piano & Synth)

Andy Merrett