Alkex Instruments posted this sneak preview of Ball Beats, an 8 x 6 MIDI drum sequencer. It uses ball bearings as tangible triggers to control your drum sequence.
In the demo, the Ball Beats is triggering Reason Redrum samples, MIDI synched to Ableton Live. Acid bass is provided by Mode Machine’s XoXboX2, and the filter is controlled by TouchOSC on the iPad.
All in all, a visually stunning setup.
Our only concern is this: What happens when you lose your balls on stage? You don’t want to be crawling around on the floor saying you dropped one of your balls, do you?
Check out the sneak preview video and let us know what you think of Ball Beats.
Here’s another demo, via Alkex in the comments:
No details are available yet at the Alkex site.