Friday, February 24, 2012


I've been following Jeff Snyder's work ever since he showed off the midi controller Manta for my class at Columbia years ago. It is velocity and pressure-sensitive and also has the ability to send additional midi data based on how much of your finger is covering the hexagonal sensor. Bonus points for being both versatile and tactile as a midi controller!

He most recently came out with a prototype for the JD-1 keyboard synthesizer equipped with some pretty cool features. Check out the video demo of it below. And if you've got some extra cash, you can buy the manta over at Snyderphonics.

JD-1: Testing Functionality from Jeff Snyder on Vimeo.

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