Snyderphonics Manta First Session

Demo Of The Exotic Controller In Action      12/11/10

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This is a short example of the Snyderphonics Manta in action. 

The Manta is a touch-sensitive interface for controlling music or video. Each sensor in the hexagonal array knows exactly how much surface area your finger is covering, and this data can be routed to any audio or video parameter you choose.


  • 48 touch sensors in a 6 X 8 hexagonal array - each sensor can independently send both continuous control data and note-on/off events with velocity sensitivity simultaneously 
  • 2 assignable touch sliders 
  • 4 assignable touch-sensing function buttons with LED feedback - can be either momentary or latching
  • USB device, showing up as a HID (Human Interface Device) to the operating system, and therefore will operate on Mac OS X, Windows (XP or Vista) and Linux without special drivers 
  • USB bus-powered - no additional power supply is needed. Peak current requirement is around 400mA, so if it's powered by a hub, the hub will need to be plugged in 
  • 68 user-controllable LEDs 
  • sturdy handmade wooden casing 
  • slim profile, 9.75" X 11.6" X 11/32" with no protruding knobs, buttons or sliders - fits in most laptop cases even with a laptop 
  • comes with a protective padded sleeve case 
  • low latency operation - around 5 ms 
  • completely made in the USA - including PCB fabrication, assembly, and woodworking 
  • electronics made to ROHS specifications (lead-free and without hazardous substances) 

See the Snyderphonics site for details.


James Lewin
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