Hive Touch Synth is a creative instrument that responds to your touch and movement. It’s small and portable (with battery) but enough to discover new musical possibilities. I think kids can easily find a new way of creating music with Hive Touch Synth.
Hyve Touch Synth
New Way of Musical Expression
If you have kids and want to let them learn music in different, not very conventional way, you just can give them Hive Touch Synth. It’s a small analog synth that anyone can make and play.
I’ve seen “turning gesture into sound” instruments before but usually they were installed in a space like gallery. So it’s nice to have this creative instrument at home with affordable price.
- Analog synthesizer that responds to touch and finger movement
- Expressive musical instrument you can make, hack and play
- Composed of top (hexagon grid to put notes) and bottom (keys with sensors)
It kind of makes the Hyve synthesizer feel more natural and organic in a way, that what you put into it and how you touch the instrument actually affects the sound. – Joey Gage
It is a small, simple and highly expressive instrument. One thing I really love with it is that there is no predefined way to use it: you have to experiment and find your own way. – Christophe Duquesne
Creative instrument more than analog synth
As I quoted from their Kickstarter, music creators think it’s very intuitive and experimental – that’s why they love it so much. You can even hack it and invent your own touch instrument.
Since the surface responds to your touches very well, maybe much better than you expected, you can let yourself more expressive with this creative instrument. The video shows it better than my words with futuristic sound (you can also find other videos on their website).
I think we all are naturally expressive. But we often need a trigger to pull our expression out. Sometimes technology makes us more natural and I think that’s when I love technology.
If some of you buy Hyve Touch Synth, let me know how you explore your musical expression with this creative instrument. I’ll search more interesting Music Equipment (how about another analog synth?) until then.
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