The playing surface of the Soundplane Model A features a custom-made articulated sheet of walnut veneer bonded to a fiber backing that can be configured as a 150 note keyboard - with position and pressure-sensing on each key - or as one continuous surface
The Soundplane Model A computer music controller has a touch-sensitive walnut playing surface that can be played as 150 note keyboard or as one continuous surface
Madrona Labs has also developed some software which takes the raw signal from the instrument and translates it into OSC/MIDI, which can then be used to control computer software or other hardware
The Soundplane Model A computer music controller can be played using fingers, mallets, sticks or anything that applies force to the keys
The Soundplane Model A computer music controller is USB-bus powered
The playing surface consists of 150 walnut keys that are said to offer players the feel of an acoustic instrument
Even though touch-sensitive digital music interfaces like Roger Linn's LinnStrument offer users access to whole new worlds of sonic expression, there's still something very appealing about the feel of real wood beneath the fingers. The Soundplane Model A throws cold plastic playing surfaces out the window and presents players with 150 walnut keys incorporating patent-pending continuous capacitive sensing technology, for a computer music controller with the feel of an acoustic instrument.
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