Composer/professor Andrew Staniland was seeking a stronger visual connection between his actions and the sounds he was creating when performing his electroacoustic compositions. So along with partner Scott Stevenson, he created the Mune controller, which combines the functionality of a MIDI controller with the expressiveness and simplicity of an acoustic instrument. The wireless, backlit device frees musicians and DJs from the confines of their laptops, letting them face the audience, further immersing them in their performances. A crowdfunding campaign will launch on Kickstarter in August; see Mune in action at munemusic.com.
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