Basso Live: Phantom and the Flying Saucer UFO Controller, Ultrasonic MIDI Instrument
Googlish from Finnish:
Bass Live Phantom 16.11. 2012. The band played songs Kisses morning a bass.
Video: Jussi Sirviö & Annika Ranin
UFO stands for Ultrasonic Frequency cOntroller.
- Five ultrasonic sensors – that is, distance sensors based on ultrasonic echo location (a typical range-finding sensor)
- Send MIDI notes, using gestures to send notes with controller data. (This is a bit like the Theremin arrangement – and like any touch-less arrangement lacks tangible feedback – but with more axes of data. And unlike the Theremin, it’s tuned to scaled octaves so you send fixed notes, as on a piano.)
- Send controller data.
- LEDs for feedback on modes.
- MIDI out. USB class compliance (for USB MIDI).
- Built around Arduino Mega 2560
Planned for the future:
Presets that you can store and recall
Sustain pedal support
MIDI IN for arpeggio clock sync
LFO CC curves
Quick switching of presets by sending MIDI commands to the device