September 24, 2012

Eigenharp Alpha Instrument Displays Twitter Messages While You Jam

It’s an inevitability that every time some type of device comes with lit keys or buttons, someone wants to figure out how to control and change them.  Native Instruments Maschine users demanded this ability, and after careful thought NI decided to include that function in their newest revision.  Even Novation Launchpad users have found ways to manipulate the lighting of their pads for ornamental purposes.

Well, the most unlikely of instruments, the Eigenharp Alpha, has been put through the same bender.  Geer Bevin has figure out a way to send messages to the instrument via HTTP.  Perhaps an interesting arrangement of banner ads or twitter messages will be next to light up the Alpha’s neck.