Designers Young-Shin Lee & Hae-Jin Jung came up with this design for a sexy music computer, the One Person Band:
Music aficionados rejoice. The idea of having only 1 device that combines multiple instruments, track recording, equalizer, sound editing, internet connectivity, and a touchscreen interface all into one compact package is drool worthy. The Vivace makes it all possible. Information is scarce on how the interface works but I have no doubt up-and-coming artists like FrankMusik and Bjork could do a lot with such a device.
Here’s another shot:
While the concept looks sort of sexy, I have yet to see a multi-touch music surface to anything that can’t be done cheaper and in a more musically expressive way with hardware.
Let me know what you think of this design. Do you think sexy multitouch functionality will eventually be better than hardware control surfaces?