Sound orb could be the future of electronic music

No, that's not an alien superbomb waiting to be defused by a daring starship captain, it's the Alphasphere, a device that could be a look at the future of electronic music.

The first iteration of the instrument was developed at Nagoya University of Arts in Japan, but the team working on a commercial version of it is housed in the offices of Nu Desine in the UK. Its surface is covered with 48 pads, all capable of manipulating sound, volume, oscillation and pitch. The device also uses MAX MSP software and has the ability to directly connect to other MIDI instruments. You can get a sense of what the Alphasphere is capable of in the video below.

Via MusicRadar

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