Looking for more creative ways to make electronic music? We’re not entirely sure if it’s better or more efficient than any MIDI controller currently in circulation, but we have to admit, the Remidi T8 sure is different. Rather than tapping pads, punching buttons, or pushing sliders, it turns your entire hand into a functional musical instrument all by its lonesome.
A wearable MIDI controller, it’s a glove that you slip into a hand then program to play sounds based on your hand and finger movements. From snapping your fingers and tapping on your leg to moving your hand side to side and clenching it into a fist, any gesture you make can now be used to produce beautiful music. Or unlistenable drivel, depending on your actual skills.
The Remidi T8, of course, isn’t just an ordinary glove, as it comes packed with eight different pressure-sensitive sensors – one on each finger and three distributed across the palm. With that sensor array, the system can track your hand movements (up, down, left, and right), along with its speed, as well as every time your fingers or palm touches something, complete with how hard or softly you’re pressing. There’s also a small MIDI controller with a knob and two buttons along the wrist to help orchestrate the ensemble, with onboard sensors that register when you’re rotating your wrist. As you may have figured out, that makes for a whole lot of input combinations, making this quite the capable MIDI controller. It comes with an accompanying app, all while being compatible with existing MIDI programs like Ableton, FL Studio, and Logic Pro X.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for Remidi T8. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $229.