Jay Gilligan Has A New Approach To Beat Juggling

This is a piece of generative music was created by Jay Gilligan, who is an artist who works in the medium of juggling.

He created this Apollo-mission-inspired piece by bringing his juggling skills to the tangible controller blocks of a Reactable table.

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Reactable Celebrates Birthday With Freebies and Sale

reactableReactable Systems is celebrating its fourth anniversary with freebies and a sale:

  • Reactable is offering Reactable mobile for 50% off through March 3
  • They’re also offering Oliver Huntemann’s interactive Reactable album for free during the whole month of March.

Reactable is a performance oriented synthesizer that combines modular synthesis, sampling, digital audio effects and DJing with multitouch control.

Note: Based on the feedback we received on this post, the discounted price and free album have not been made available to some areas and/or some platforms. We’ve verified the info in our post against the Reactable Systems website, so you may want to check back there to see if they update it with more details.

First Reactable Interactive Album Released By Oliver Huntemann

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Reactable Systems has released a interactive album on their interactive music platform.

Reactable Artist Edition: Oliver Huntemann places a range of objects at your disposal:

  • Generate sound with a set of objects including synthesizer, oscillator, sample player and various loop players.
  • Modify generated sounds with a set of effect objects including wave shaper, delay, modulator and filter.
  • Modify other objects parameters with a set of controller objects including sequencer and LFO.
  • Modify the settings of the entire table with a set of global objects including tempo, volume and tonalizer.

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Reactable Mobile Updated To Version 2.0 – Here’s What’s New

Reactable Systems has announced an updated to Reactable Mobile, introducing a new social networking feature, Reactable Community.

Here’s what’s new in Reactable 2.0

  • Direct access to Reactable Community
  • Save and View Performances
  • Direct table upload
  • Table Meta data
  • Brand new menus

Reactable is a performance oriented synthesizer that combines modular synthesis, sampling, digital audio effects and DJing with multitouch control.

Reactable Mobile is $9.99 in the App Store.

Reactable Live – What Makes It An Instrument?

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Reactable’s Martin Kaltenbrunner talks with CDM’s Peter Kirn about the Reactable Live music sequencer & synthesizer.

Is the Reactable a new type of musical instrument? Kaltenbrunner shares his thoughts on this question – and why he thinks that tangible music sequencing is an important new way to create and control music.

Reactable For Android Now Available

Reactable Mobile for AndroidReactable Mobile – a multi-touch music music application – is now available for Android.

Reactable Mobile is a performance-oriented music app that offers synthesis, sequencing and sample playback.

Features:

  • For iOS and Android
  • High quality 44kHz stereo sound
  • Accelerometer and microphone input
  • More than 20 virtual objects
  • Import of custom samples and loops
  • Save and share your sessions

It’s available in the Android Market for $11.54 or in the App Store for $9.99.

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Reactable Live Synthesizer (Video Demo)

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F9A8C56EEC30778C

This set of videos offers an introduction to the Reactable Live tangible sequencer and synthesizer.

It covers:

  • Generators
  • Effects and filters
  • Controllers
  • Global controllers
  • Performance tricks

At the end, there’s a demo performance, which makes more sense after seeing how the tangible sequencing blocks are used.

The Reactable retails for US $12.500. See the Reactable site for details.