A Quick Look Back at the Original Space Palette
Before looking at the new prototype, I thought it might be helpful to catch you up on the original Space Palette.
The Space Palette is a musical and graphical instrument invented by Tim Thompson that lets you play music and paint visuals simultaneously by waving your hands in the holes of a wood frame. No pre-recorded media, sequences, or loops are used – everything is generated in real-time by your hands.
The New Space Palette Pro
The first generation Space Palette was based on a custom system that leveraged the Microsoft Kinect. Tim is now working on a new instrument called the Space Palette Pro using the Sensel Morph. Here is the first video of the prototype.
5 years after creating the original Space Palette (see http://spacepalette.com), I’ve started working on a new version that makes use of the amazing Sensel Morph pressure-sensitive pads. This video show a first demo of the prototype after finally getting everything hooked up. The touchscreen is used for selecting presets and shows a preview of what would normally be displayed on a larger monitor or projector screen.
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Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician & Multimedia Artist | Sr. Systems Analyst | Founder of the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup