An Indiegogo campaign has started for Zvuk9, an expressive MIDI controller with which its designer says that you can "Express yourself with every touch and motion."
The designer Dragan Pozder had this to say about it, "A few years ago, I was planning to buy a MIDI controller. I was tired of using a mouse and a piano roll when playing VST synths. While walking down the street thinking about what MIDI keyboard to choose, I saw a guy playing a Hang instrument. Watching his hands move, I thought "isn't this more enjoyable then pressing keys on a keyboard?"
The unexpected thrill of this eureka moment made me immediately phone my friend Ratko with an idea to make a MIDI controller shaped like a Hang instrument. We quickly realized a huge potential in adding X and Y controls to each pad and, since our first conversation about it, we were hooked. After thinking about it a good while, it seemed much more logical and natural to change the playing surface to square pads and create a square shape for the controller overall, so we went with it.
Now, more than 3 years later, we have fully functional prototypes of an expressive MIDI controller and control surface that is much more than just another pad-based MIDI controller."
Zvuk9 Feature List
Pricing and Availability:
The estimated price after the campaign ends is $1065.00 but there are buying options now from $678.
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