Axel Bluhme’s XOXX Composer is a tangible beat sequencer that uses magnets stuck to wheels to sequence cyclical rhythms.
XOXX Composer features eight rotating discs, so eight sound samples can be sequenced at one time. Each disc is quantized into 16 steps. Below each disc there is a physical interface for pitch tuning and volume output.
Here’s a demo of XOXX Composer in action:
There is a dedicated XOXX desktop app, but XOXX is also MIDI compatible, so it can connect to a wide variety of electronic music gear and software.
“XOXX wants to simplify the language of rhythm by exposing how hidden digital functions like; sampling, looping and sequencing relate to mechanical functions and physical interaction,” says Bluhme.
Pricing and Availability
No details on pricing or availability are posted yet on the XOXX Composer site. Bluhme has a email signup form there, though, for people that would like to know when the XOXX Composer will be available.