Music Gear News
Musician reveals new music instrument that requires no touch
A musician with a taste for quirky music instruments has revealed her latest obsession – an instrument that has nothing to pluck, press, strike, strum or scrape.
Jo Hamilton is one of the first musicians to play the AirPiano, a music instrument that has a solid base unit that fires up sensors that can be manipulated by hand movements, reported the Guardian.
The 38-year-old folk musician said that the simplicity of the AirPiano was one of the things that drew her to the instrument.
Describing the music instrument, she told the newspaper: "I'm not a particularly tech-minded girl. I've always thought of it as a grid of buttons that hover, invisibly, above this… plank. When you put your hands into one of the virtual spaces, a sound is triggered."
She added that playing the music instrument was akin to dancing.
"You have to think about the choreography of the piece," she said.
There are a number of key qualities needed from musicians keen on taking up the AirPiano, including refined limb control and good spatial awareness.
Elsewhere, Adam Place, an inventor, has pioneered a new football-shaped music instrument called the AlphaSphere, which creates sounds via a number of sensitive pads that make up the object.
Save Money Now And Buy Online Today
ÂPosted on 11 Jul 2011 09:28 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
For those who want to emulate the massive tone of one of the contemporary music scene's biggest percussive heroes, the 'Spooky' signature drum is this winters must have addition to your kit
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
Through registering with Focusrite you can expect a multitude a number of unique and exclusive plug-ins every month
Featuring a newly refurbished look and design, KRK deliver the goods once again
Recent Music News
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9
Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.
Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school
A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection
With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas