Making Music With Touchscreens And Sound-Altering Modules

Making Music With Touchscreens And Sound-Altering Modules
technology

A modular music creation interface that once required a specialized multitouch screen has been scaled down into an iPad and iPod app.

Kyle Studstill
  • 6 october 2010

Reactable is an interactive music-making system with an iPhone app and iPad interface, based on interactions with sound-altering modules. Reactable was originally developed in 2006 by the Music Technology Group within the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, as an innovative way to produce music at live shows. Live DJs would work with tangible interactive blocks as modules that all work together on a multi-touch screen to create sounds. The development of a pair of mobile apps brings the original large-scale concepts that once required a specialized multitouch screen to the hands of creative musicians everywhere.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.