Is this how we’ll be making music, 20 years from now?

The reactable, is a multi-user electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical objects on a luminous table surface.

And in case you’re wondering, here’s how it looks:

4 Responses to “Reactable”

  1. Ryan says:

    I’ve been thinking about it for a little bit, and for the most part, this just seems like a user friendly way to make those weird tape sounds that Uncle Frank had been making for years. However I could see it going big in the Europe club scene.

  2. Balint says:

    Geee… really interesting. Anyway: I wonder how these samples and possibilitis will turn to music?

  3. Frunobulax says:

    That last section is similar to Basement Muic #1’s overall tone and timbre. So we’ve gone back to 1970s sounds on a table from 2070?

  4. jim says:

    “Beam me up, Scotty – all this neo-acidhouse is giving me a headache!”

    Looks hella nifty-keen, yet sounds like any generic synth from post-1980… would save on soundcheck/set-up time, yet makes the performer look like a dweeb … hmm, colour me wishy-washy.

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