Developer Guy Jackson has launched an Indiegogo campaign to produce the Lumen, a self-contained electronic handpan.
The Lumen provides the playing experience of it’s acoustic inspiration, with the added benefits that electronics bring.
It features built-in amplified speakers, an advanced on-board audio processor and full velocity sensitivity. Being an electronic instrument, you can change the samples, change the pitches of the triggers, and output the audio signal or MIDI messages from the Lumen.
- Multiple Sample Sets — The Lumen contains samples sets from a number of handpan manufacturers out of the box, with additional samples sets planned for download.
- Self Contained — There’s no need to connect the Lumen to a computer, iPad or DAW to play it. Full range amplified speakers are built-in.
- Velocity Sensitive — The Lumen’s sensors are fully velocity sensitive, mimicking the experience of playing an acoustic handpan.
- Tuning — The active sample set can be tuned to any key, using a dial which ensures that your adjustments are stepped in semitones.
- MIDI Out — With it’s MIDI out port, the Lumen can act as a MIDI controller.
- Audio Out — A 3.5mm headphone jack provides audio out capabilities – plug in your headset, external speakers or record sounds directly from the Lumen.
Production of the Lumen is being done via an IndieGoGo campaign, which is already about a third of the way to its goal, with a month to go. The Lumen is available to project backers for US $599, or $499 for early project backers. See the campaign site for details.
via Robert Dorschel