The Striso is a new intuitive, expressive and portable instrument, currently being developed by Piers Titus van der Torren. Read more in About the Striso.
Or at least it’s note layout. Besides the three working Striso prototypes and my modified accordion I decided to add another way to discover the beauty of the note layout: in the shape of an overlay for the Sensel Morph, a big multitouch pressure sensitive touchpad which makes it easy to develop your own pressure sensitive instruments or other interfaces. See the Sensel blogpost.
On my side it’s not silent either, currently I’m in a big rush to build a small batch of Striso’s, so finally possibilities for buying or renting a Striso are at the horizon. In this batch there are many seemingly small but important improvements over the last prototype. Button sensor improvements, new amplifier, stronger processor, body construction tweaks and increased overall robustness due to the completely redesigned and more integrated electronics.
The first week of July I will present the Striso on the NIME conference in London. For more information see www.nime2014.org. I’ll be presenting on Thursday, and also give a demonstration on Wednesday. And if you happen to be in London but not at NIME, you might consider coming to the open day on Friday.
Update: The paper is available online at http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2014/nime2014_442.pdf