Belgian Invents Something Interesting

Percussa AudioCubes – control MIDI by moving cubes around      24/04/07

Belgian Invents Something Interesting


We love the Belgians really – they make great chocolate and beer – and now a Belgian chap, Bert Schiettecatte, has come up with this one – small cubes that you can move around and manipulate MIDI. Check out the video of the Percussa AudioCubes controlling an Elektron MachineDrum.
Here’s the details in their own words directly from Percussa…
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 1�4 inch input and output. Get new sound ideas fast without twiddling knobs.
Features
  • 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
  • AudioCube Pins (Buttons)
  • Quickstart
Pricing and Availability:
599 EUR, $799 USD
More information:



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