New Soundplane software!

March 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

A quick camera-mic demo showing the new touch sensitivity of new client software v0.99. Strings by Aalto, piano by some Logic factory sample.

Screencast of calibration and other new features in Soundplane client version 0.99.

The Soundplane A is a computer music controller with the sensitivity and feel of an acoustic instrument. It detects a wide range of touches on its walnut playing surface, from a light tickle to a very firm press. Unlike a MIDI keyboard, which typically sends out just one velocity value at the start of a note, the Soundplane communicates three dimensions of information, x, y and pressure, over the entire duration of every touch. As a synthesist, this lets you replace a triggered envelope with an intimate connection and breathe life into each note.

True force sensing

The Soundplane is a true force sensor. When you press on the articulated walnut playing surface, it bends slightly to your touch, and the small change in position is measured very accurately. This offers a playing experience with real physical feedback, and the feel of an instrument worth learning and spending time with.

Very high speed

The Soundplane is incredibly fast. It measures the pressure at each of 512 points on its surface almost 1000 times per second, enough to capture every nuance of a musical gesture. The touch screens in tablet computers typically capture data at 30 to 60 frames per second.

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