April 12, 2006
by Chris Randall
This is the monome, probably the first to actual market of the slew of upcoming multi-button interfaces. It will be available in two sizes (8x8 and 16x16) and includes an application which allows you to determine how it will work, and to intercept MIDI data for it. The 8x8 one is going to be available shortly for $500. No price or availability on the 16x16 one. There is a short movie here which will illuminate you as to what it is for. I can't see this being terribly useful in a studio environment, but it might be nice live for improvisational loop performance. (Which is tedious to watch, but fun to do.) Thanks to Chris O'Shea for the heads-up.