Imagine the process of making dope beats, and an array of MIDI controllers and computers with complex user interfaces immediately spring to mind. All that choice and functionality is certainly but make no mistake: all that stuff takes years to really master, ultimately turning many newbies off to the experience.
At its core, the Remidi T8 wearable instrument is a MIDI controller made to get folks jamming instantly. Designed as a thin but durable glove made of Ultra Spandex, the Remidi T8 sports eight pressure sensitive sensors in the fingers and palms. Each sensor’s sound is completely customizable, so aspiring producers can create brand new sounds or remix existing ones. Gesture controls are also present so that different movements up and down or wrist twists will further distort programmed sounds.
The Remidi T8 can be used out of the box with its companion iOS/Android app with a full UI to do things like arrange note sets and personalize gesture movements among a wide variety of other functonality. Each Remidi T8 goes for $229 and comes with access to 10 Remix Pack full of sounds to get started, slated to ship in September 2016. Its Kickstarter campaign is looking for $50,000 by March 19th.
Alternative music controllers are always a draw on crowdfunding sites. While the Remidi T8 is most similar to the SpaceHarp in the way it utilizes gesture controls, the latter isn’t as portable. The T8 is so attractive because of the way it can be used pretty much anywhere — an incredibly appealling draw to anyone with riffs and beats always on the mind.