MESSE09: Reactable Available For Play

Hand-built units now available, manufactured later this year      03/04/09

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Started as a research project to create a "totally new electronic musical instrument" the Reactable has so captured the imagination of musicians (see Bjork) and casual observers (see countless Youtube views), that a production model has been developed – it's hand built and will set you back a cool 25k Euros, but it's selling. Museums, clubs and wealthy artists are all lining up to get their hand-built Reactable Experience units delivered. Later this year, the team plan to work on an industrially manufactured Reactable which will bring the price down to a more affordable point - well I say affordable - Reactable's Martin suggested it would be within the reach of those who might buy a piano - not sure if that was an upright from an auction or a Yamaha C3.... We got a rare chance to actually see one in the flesh at MESSE this year and also to have a chat with it's inventors.
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Marc JX8P    Said...

Still one of the most amazing concepts I have ever seen. The wave drawing with the finger is a new thing I believe, very cool! Interesting thing is, with touch screens becoming ever more present I wonder when this functionality becomes available on cheaper platforms. I'd love to see their concept as a plugin/standalone software synth; they have thought very well about how to operate such a thing.

03-Apr-09 06:48 PM


J D Sharp    Said...

Wow.Here's a way to spend beaucoup bucks to get what appears to be the functionality of a glorified mini-moog. All I see is a cool and glitzy interface on a very basic digital synth. Where's the excitement?

25-Apr-09 07:47 PM


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