Veteran multi-touch synth developer Rob Fielding (Mugician, Cantor) has a new project, a multi-touch for Windows 8.
As you can see from the demo video, Windows 8 allows for large multi-touch controllers – which could lead to a new category of instruments and synths for electronic musicians.
At this point, Fielding’s app is an early prototype. He notes that the ‘latency is comical’. Even at this early stage, though, it highlights the potential of the new platform.
See Fielding’s site for technical details and also his views on the challenges of creating multi-touch microtonal controllers under MIDI and OSC.