Back in the day, touchscreen video monitors were the future.
And light pens? Serious 2001 sci-fi tech.
Now, though, these types of interfaces are off-the-shelf reality.
This demo video, via inbetweenmovements, shows Madrona Labs Kaivo – a capable software modular synthesizer – running on a touchscreen. The system is running WIndows 8.1, Ableton Live & using a Lenovo 1423p monitor.
Software modular synthesizers and virtual studios are now very powerful options, today’s computers are a cost effective platform for synthesis and touchscreens take the usability of these systems to a new level. And, yet, more people are getting into hardware synths than ever.
So, here’s the obligatory slightly link-baity Synthtopia question of the week: Are inexpensive, powerful computers and touchscreens the future of modular synthesis? Or are they destined to be a gateway drug to hardware?
Leave a comment with your thoughts!