Is it a MIDI controller? A keytar? A guitar synth?
Whatever you consider the Smomid, Demopoulos ably demonstrates it with his take on Burt Bacharach’s Wives and Lovers.
Here’s what he has to say about the Smomid:
The Smomid is a midi controller created by musician Nick Demopoulos. It’s odd name is an acronym for String Modeling Midi Device.
The Smomid was designed to allow a string player to be able to interface with it. The messages sent from the Smomid can be used to play music, manipulate video or even control robots. It makes use of several string-like sensors, five knobs and several buttons.
The Smomid made it’s debut performance in 2010, and since that time has made several appearances at Dixon Place Theatre in New York, and at the Interactive Music New York Festival.