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The Reactable - A collaborative electronic music instrument Answered

I was watching current earlier on and found this pod:

The reactable is a collaborative electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible multi-touch interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving and rotating physical objects on a luminous round table surface. By moving and relating these objects, representing components of a classic modular synthesizer, users can create complex and dynamic sonic topologies, with generators, filters and modulators, in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.

The video won't embed, but it's pretty awesome: Current Pod

The project's official website is here.

The software is open source, although I can't see many details of the hardware.


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6 years ago

Ok, I think I should know by now, the project seem to have gone pvt and all the official links have disappeared. Can anyone update us on the official status of this (great) project? Is there a similar open source initiative alive anywhere? (Yes, I've googled a lot). Will Instructables update this page to reflect the current (7 years old!) status of this post? Thank you!


13 years ago

Wow. Can't wait till Blue Man group gets a hold of one....