Category Archives: Development

New member of the Striso family

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!

Striso family
From left to right the first till fourth Striso prototype, in the middle a USB controller based on the same button field.

More ways to play 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.