A few weeks ago, I suggested that there are only two colors for serious electronic music gear: black & matte black.
A lot of Synthtopia readers weighed in, pointed out all the holes in my logic, suggested all sorts of exceptions to the rule and basically said I had gone insane.
It’s probably all true – and there’s room for those pink keyboard controllers – but at least the monome guys are on board.
They’ve introduced the monome grayscale – which features grayscale/bright white lighting. black silicone over a strong steel enclosure (wacka-chicka-wacka-chicka) and the same minimalist functionality as the original monome sixty four.
The original monome 64 is a great, influential controller. They’ve been selling as fast as they can be made.
The monome grayscale is sure to be a hit, too.
It’s going to cost $500. It’s going to have 64 buttons. It will be available starting in January – but it will probably be hard to get.