Here are some of my favorite new tuned musical instruments, instruments optimized for playing 12-tone notes and chords, as opposed to instruments designed more for control of sounds. All of these have no mechanical sound generation but rather use a sensor-based interface and software synthesis.
8 built-in synthesizer engines, multiple effects and LFO’s. And some really unique sequencers ready to explore.
Connect it to your computer and control your DAW with the common play, stop, rec, forward and rewind. Use the 4 rotary encoders and 8 x 2 dedicated quick keys for fast selections.
I’d like to make a piano which spews light, cleverly, depending on what keys are pressed. It should be fairly seamless and not overt, so the workings need to hide inside, but the basic premise is:
Someone plays the keys -> Some magic processing happens -> The music is interpreted, tastefully, in light form and slips out from above the keybed, over the top of the piano and beyond.