Thursday, September 25, 2008

Edison+Monome=The Shit.

Just thought I'd let you know about this really cool piece of technology my friend Kero introduced me to. It's one of the coolest things i've seen in a while. It's the Monome. Here's a brief discription from their web site (

adaptable, minimalist interfaces.

three models: two fifty six (16×16), one twenty eight (16×8), and sixty four (8×8).
each is a reconfigurable grid of backlit keypads which connects to a computer. interaction between the keys and lights is determined by the application running on the computer. there is no hard-wired functionality.

this new series evolved from the 40h which began as an interface for our own music performance and art practice. we also make available a kit version which allows users to create their own 40h-like devices.


live sample cutters, math simulations, drum machines, generative controllers, tonal maps, games, visualizations. we make available all sources to encourage community contribution and enthusiasm. we share and thrive.There are a lot of great electronic musicians using this device to do some really cool stuff but from what I've seen, a chap by the name of Edison takes the cake. Check out this video. It is simply fantastic.

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