Developed by Bristol-based company, nu desine, the AlphaSphere is a brand new electronic musical instrument and controller. It revolutionarizes the way we interact with music technology, through a touch interface and a unique spherical design. Its distinct design is made up of 48 pressure sensitive pads which form a self-supporting spherical structure. Sound is triggered when you tap the pad, apply more pressure and you can start to manipulate the sound further.
At TEDxBristol 2011, audience members had the chance to hear the AlphaSphere in action, performed by up-and-coming Bristol-based artist, Whitepatchboy, who recorded his debut EP with the AlphaSphere.
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