Gechologic has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of the Gecho Loopsynth – a polyphonic, pocket synthesizer with interactive controls.
Instead of knobs, it has touch-less sensors that react to your fingers. It also has very sensitive microphones that hear your singing, whistling or tapping. The collected signal is fed through a group of variable-resonant filters, forming chord-progressions. At the same time, environmental noise peaks affect the filters settings, creating complexity of sounds.
Here’s a playlist of videos that introduced the Gecho:
Pricing and Availability
The Gecho Loopsynth is available to project backers in several forms, with a DIY kit for €85 and a pre-built version for €128.