Sensel has introduced the Morph – a new control surface that promises to become any controller that you can imagine.
The Sensel Morph is a first pressure-sensitive, multi-touch input device that can be used as a sensitive pad, with piano or control surface overlays, or with your own custom-designed overlays.
Here’s the official video intro:
The Sensel Morph offers a very high dynamic range of force sensitivity, so it can detect not just your fingers, but any object touching it, from a paintbrush to a drumstick.
The Morph works out of the box with many applications, and it’s also hackable for those more technically-inclined. You can connect it to your computer via USB, to your iPad via Bluetooth, or to your Arduino via developer cables.
You can also use it with Overlays, all which are automatically detected, for each supported use case.
The Overlays are optional “physical apps” made of a thin, flexible layer that you can place over the device to provide a visual “map” and tactile feedback for each mode’s unique functionality.
Here’s a video that takes a deeper look at using the Sensel Morph for music:
Production of the Sensel Morph is being funded by a Kickstarter campaign, which is already fully funded. It’s available to project backers for US $249. See the project site for details.