Once in awhile a product, although not for sale, is simply too beautiful not to write about. The O-bow ($TBA) is an electronic musical instrument. Using a standard bow or even a wooden stick, changes in the midi are produced via an optical sensor which measures the bow speed and horizontal angle with high resolution. To play you will need a midi keyboard to produce the string sound and the O-bow would add the bow flavor. There is no word yet on whether this device will ever hit the market, but I’m hoping we will see a Kickstarter for it soon. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id= 4L4cr80vT5Q width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the O-bow in action.
If you make music, then you’ll want to consider adding the Korg Minilogue ($500) to your arsenal. The Minilogue is the first polyphonic analog synthesizer with presets at its price point. Polyphonic instruments can play multiple notes at the same time, usually making them much more expensive. The Minilogue features a 16-step poly note and […]