The Madrona Labs Soundplane A is a computer music controller that was designed to offer the sensitivity and feel of an acoustic instrument.
The Soundplane detects a wide range of touches on its walnut playing surface, from a light tickle to a very firm press. The Soundplane A can be configured as either a 150-note keyboard with position and pressure sensing on each key, or as one continuous surface.
This video, via bar|none, explores using the Madrona Labs Soundplane for something a little more experimental, traveling through a single long sample and playing grains.
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Here are the technical details:
Soundplane is also responding to pressure as well a x position and relative to where you first touched a pitch. I don’t have y connected but I could.
Pressure controls volume envelope.
arc|tangent is a new monome arc app I am working on for high resolution control of anything in a generic sense with a lot of options for routing on the fly. Resolutions are variable from highly quantized to pretty much unlimited resolution if you are willing to spin the dial enough times. Visual feedback on the arc helps you understand what is happening. This allows for very high resolution control of scrubbing through a large sample in coarse or fine increments and control of many other parameters at high or low resolution.
The sound source is Monolake – Granulator. I am just controlling it in an unusual way and with finer control than you can do with the M4L patch controls alone.
See the Madrona Labs site for more information.