Creators Ravid Goldschmidt and Álex Posada have announced Oval, a new electronic instrument, inspired by the Hang percussion instrument.
Oval is both an electronic musical instrument and an open-hardware music controller, linked to an app for iOS. It allows you to manipulate the instrument, change its sounds and programs. It’s also designed to be a tool for music education, sharing compositions and performing live.
Here’s a demo of the Hang in action:
While the video demos the Oval being used to control traditional Hang sounds, it opens up the performance possibilities of using it to play different sounds, different scales and – since it’s open hardware – even different software.
Pricing and availability for the Oval are still to be announced.