December 23, 2013
It’s funny that I was just talking about controllers in the market that never took off beacuse they were simply too outrageous for most of us to accept. The AlphaSphere is likley to be one of these controllers. Its design, in theory, sound like a good idea on paper. Imagine a controller that can be accessed from many differnet angles. When you have a box that sits in front of you, you are lucky to access only two of the six sides available to you – but when you have an infintie number of sides to pick from, there is no space that can be left untouched.
Looking at the gear, I will say that it looks odd. It looks like either a disco party ball, or some sort of sticky suction cup that can be tossed into a wall. All that is really needed is a professional to show …
July 16, 2013
There are two sides to the coin when you want to create a new musical instrument from the bottom up. One side begins with the modest hackers who only want to pick apart an instrument to see how it works. These are the guys who have little financial backing, and chances are pretty high that they’ll actually destroy something they are working on before it even starts. These are the ones I like, because they have to final a clever way to make things work, and they don’t have development teams working around the clock to fix their problems. On the other side of the coin you have the big names with millions of dollars at their disposal.
These are the ones who take an idea and put every ounce of their energy into making it happen. The initial costs are mostly done with research and development, so there is …