It’s designed to be used to control hardware synths and software synths running on your computer or mobile device. And it offers expressive capabilities, like velocity-sensitive keys and polyphonic aftertouch.
But the unique feature of the TheoryBoard is that it’s a MIDI controller focused on demystifying music theory. The controller features a grid of square keys, where notes and scales are laid out in consistent patterns to make it easier to understand their relationships.
But while the TheoryBoard is designed to make musical relationships easy to see and play with, it also has a lot of features tailored to people that know some music theory.
Here’s a video demo that explores both how the TheoryBoard can be used to make playing patterns easier and how it allows you to explore transforming progressions through modes and modulations:
- 840 Chromatic and Diatonic Scales, Chords + Melody
- 1,981,808,640 Possible Chord Combinations via the Theory Engine (Patent)
- 96 Velocity Sensitive Keys with Polyphonic Aftertouch
- 24 Hot Swap Keys for on-the-fly Direct Modulation & Modal Interchange scale switching
- 96 RGB LEDs provide visual link between chord side and melody side
- Touch Screen Display with OLED Screen
- On-the-fly Chord Augmentation (Spread, Voicing, Octave)
- Octave Stacking Technology
- Pentatonic Scale Systems•Guitar Voicing Feature
- Live Note Update Function
- Ports: USB MIDI, TRS-A MIDI Out, TRS Sustain In, 5V Power In
- Compatible with computers, synthesizers, and mobile devices
Pricing and Availability
Production of the TheoryBoard Thy333 is being funded via a Kickstarter project, and backers can pre-order the controller starting at $499 USD.