Following successful development and testing phases, the innovative musical interface developed by Omer Yosha is now available to the public.
The AirPiano allows the user to play and control software instruments on an attached computer by moving their hands in the air above it. In a nutshell, the AirPiano’s array of sensors create a virtual matrix of keys and faders in the air above it. Each of the eight sensors can provide three keys or, alternatively, one vertical control fader. LED feedback confirms user actions and assures easy interaction and control. A custom software allows creative MIDI mapping as well as the assignment of Open Sound Control (OSC) messages.
A prototype of the device was provided to singer/songwriter Jo Hamilton, who has used it extensively during recent live performances. For a recent PSN-e story on Hamilton, click here.
Now, the AirPiano is available for purchase, priced at 1099 euros for delivery inside Europe, and 1149 euros for all other countries.
“For our trial series we produced a limited number of devices to get a better feeling for the demand. We expect to sell about 50 devices this year,” Omer Yosha tells PSN-e.
For more information on the AirPiano, please see the new website of AirPiano patented technology owner Kesem Design: www.airpiano.de