The Soundscape: Forward Thinking, Backward Compatible

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I came across this on one of my favorites, Yanko Design. Looks like a black rubber surface atop a piece of Rosewood, and it is, but it's also a midi controller called "Soundscape" designed by Kale Joines. Let her explain:

“The texture of the 3D printed surface is made in a way to be explored not only visually as a type of typography or terrain, but also explored by touch in the tactile sense. The Soundscape is run through USB port, using Native Instruments Traktor Digital music program, and utilizes effects and sounds specific to its digital banks. It hopes to recreate an aesthetic resonating back to the time of mahogany radios and rich sounding record players.”

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Soundscape from Kale Joines on Vimeo.