Artinoise – a new startup from soundmachines founder Davide Mancini – has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of the re.corder, an ‘augmented’ soprano recorder.
It can be used in three main ways:
- Acoustically, with or without the application running, as an augmented instrument for the learning of music.
- Digitally playing the re.corder (you can mute it with a supplied mute) silently and using the sounds of the app’s library, alone or with up to three others.
- Using the re.corder as a powerful MIDI wind instrument controller.
The instrument can be played with a variety of sounds – including strings, brass, piano and more – or be used as a wireless BLE MIDI controller.
Here are examples of the re.corder in action as a controller:
The re.corder goes beyond traditional recorder features, with special needs person’s alternative fingering, the possibility to play without blowing into the recorder and/or modifying the scales, using the recorder as a percussion or a piano pad, and even used it as a ‘director wand’ by means of its internal 3D accelerometer.
Pricing and Availability
The re.corder is being produced via a Kickstarter project and is available to backers starting at €55/ $60.