The Oval MIDI instrument – a new electronic controller, inspired by the Hang percussion instrument (also known generically as HandPans or hang drums) – is now available to pre-order via a Kickstarter project.
The Oval can be used as a MIDI controller or with a dedicated mobile app.
Here’s the official intro video for the Oval:
Here’s a performance demo, Murmur by Ravid Goldschmidt:
- Play any sound you can imagine whilst connected to your smartphone or tablet.
- The Oval works via an App but you can also use any MIDI compatible software.
- Design your own sounds, scales and songs.
- Create your own compositions and use the App’s live-performance mode – it has been specifically designed to get the most out of your Oval.
- The external case is made of Solid Surface composed by natural materials –minerals like bauxite, marble and quartz–, natural resins and acrylic.
- The Oval is light, portable, durable, minimal, simple and energetically self-sufficient.
- The Oval is ergonomically designed and can be played in many ways.
The Oval is available to project backers for 399 Euros. Shipping is planned for May 2016. See the project site for details.