OTTO, beat slicing interface

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Create Digital Music has a great post on [Luca De Rosso]‘s OTTO. Built as part of his masters’ thesis, it’s a unique tangible music interface. You load a sample into the software which displays it on the instrument surface. The user can then manipulate the sample using various hardware inputs while watching the LED representation. The device uses just one Arduino for the display and inputs. It works with Max/MSP and is designed to give the performer only the information they truly need. You can find more pictures of the device on Flickr and a picture of the guts on CDM. Embedded below is the ‘Getting Started’ video that shows it in use.

12 thoughts on “OTTO, beat slicing interface

  1. Absolutely awesome! Shame there is so little information on the actual hardware and how the sensor interface is connected….

  2. agree with chris, great bit of kit (and more than just a dm2 clone), but it’s a shame luca’s keeping his cards to his chest on the details. want one.

  3. Well, as far as the dm2 goes (very different) or even the spiralloops instrument, obviously, part of the idea is orienting things *in a circle*. I mean, certain things make sense. I think a more reasonable question would be, why do we have so many grids and so few circles to begin with?

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