Percussa AudioCubes â€“ control MIDI by moving cubes around 24/04/07
We love the Belgians really â€“ they make great chocolate and beer â€“ and now a Belgian chap, Bert Schiettecatte, has come up with this one â€“ small cubes that you can move around and manipulate MIDI. Check out the video of the Percussa AudioCubes controlling an Elektron MachineDrum.
Hereâ€™s the details in their own words directly from Percussaâ€¦
Create a stunning live performance by creating musical patterns which sync to each other, or control your MIDI-compatible instruments or software using the cubes. Synchronize cube light patterns to your music!
Create unique lo-fi sounds and musical patterns by moving and combining cubes, without using a computer or complex user interfaces. Each cube is intelligent and exchanges musical information wirelessly with nearby cubes.
Apply lo-fi audio effects to external signals. Moving and combining cubes changes effect configuration and settings. Each cube has a 1â�„4 inch input and output. Get new sound ideas fast without twiddling knobs.
Lets you create unique sounds and musical patterns without twiddling knobs !
Creates a stunning live performance.
Helps you focus on your creativity and your music.
Controls your MIDI-compatible instruments or software.
Displays beautiful colours synchronized to your music.
Does not need a special table or detection system.
Does not need any camera's or special lighting.
Travels with you, wherever you and your creativity go.
Each set of cubes comes with:
Nice black designer box and wrapper
Silver USB cable
4 audiocubes with USB connections, built-in rechargeable batteries and chargers
CD with Ableton Live Demo, Percussa Software for PC (Windows XP or later) and Mac (Mac OSX 10.4 or later) and MAX/MSP patches, Loopmasters Samples, User's Manual