Finally I’ve built a new batch of Striso boards, which are on
sale now. The Striso board is an expressive MIDI controller which
combines multidimensionally sensitive buttons with an innovative note
Previously I worked on the
original Striso with an internal synthesizer and speaker, but due to
technical complexity I’ve chosen to focus on the development of the
Striso board. The Striso board features the same keyboard and motion
sensitivity as the original Striso, but needs to be connected to an
external synthesizer and speaker. For the best experience a low latency
MPE synthesizer is advised. For an optimal out-of-the-box playing
experience I offer an Axoloti synthesizer as a
package with the Striso board, in a matching wooden case and preloaded
with some Striso optimized sounds.
Curious about sounds that can be produced by the Striso board? In this video you can watch me playing it. Furthermore watch the videos of Matthew Tyas and Leopold Solter.
To order your Striso board send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and whether you want an Axoloti package or just the Striso board.
Prices (excluding shipping costs):
The Striso board:
€ 484,- inside the EU (incl. taxes) or
$ 445,- for the rest of the world (excl. taxes)
Package: Striso board with Axoloti synthesizer:
€ 605,- inside the EU (incl. taxes) or
$ 580,- for the rest of the world (excl. taxes).
Special last minute deal for EU citizens: Order before the end of the year, pay in January and get a 15% discount!
I offer a trial period of 30 days. If you are not happy with your Striso board for whatever reason, you can return the Striso board and get a full refund (excluding shipping costs).
The weekend of November 4th-5th I’ll be in Zaragoza, Spain, to demonstrate the Striso during the Radical dB showcase of new music instruments and interfaces. See the Etopia website for details (in Spanish).
A fourth Striso prototype is added to the family! It has lots of small and big improvements, better wood, better finish, better electronics, improved sensor stability and some smaller design improvements. Also I made a flat USB controller with the same button board for use as a multitimbral Midi/OSC controller. The quality finally is getting good enough for me to start building a small series for selling or renting out to first early adopters. Please fill in the contact form if you’re interested!
This weekend I’ll be at Music Tech Fest in Berlin, so if you happen to be around and would like to play make sure you’re there! Also I’m already in Berlin the week before, so you might find me playing or developing in some park or café. Have a look at musictechfest.net
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.