Oddball Studios has introduced the Oddball – a new music gadget that’s part tennis ball, part drum machine and part MIDI controller.
The developers position the Oddball primarily as mainstream music toy. The ball pairs wirelessly with a mobile app. The combination lets you make beats by bouncing, striking or squeezing the ball.
But the Oddball at its core is a velocity-sensitive Bluetooth MIDI controller. So you can connect it to your DAW and use it to play or control just about any music software that you like.
Here’s a brief look at using the Oddball as a MIDI controller:
Pricing and Availability
The Oddball is being produced via a Kickstarter campaign and is available to backers for £59 (about US $77). The project has already reached its funding goal.