Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Reactogon Interactive Sequencer Reminds Me of Star Trek

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  September 8, 2007


I recently came across this rather cool user interface for a music sequencer called the ReactOgon. Looking like something you’d find on the deck of the Starship Enterprise, the instrument uses a large tabletop multi-touch interface to create music sequences in real time.

ReactOgon Sequencer

The creators of the ReactOgon call it a “chain reactive performance arpeggiator”, which dynamically shifts its patterns and sequences based on coded discs placed on the flat-panel interface.

Each hexagonal cell on the surface represents a fixed note on the harmonic table. The placement of the discs influences the whether or not a note is played, as well as its placement in the sequence. By stringing together a number of directional discs, an entire musical sequence can be created. Special discs can also initiate multiple sequences, for more complex patterns. A bank of touch-sensitive sliders are then used to change volume, timbre and rhythm of the notes.

There’s no word on if or when the developers of this technology plan on commercializing the concept.



Dirty Muppet Dancing

Dirty Muppet Dancing

Chuck Norris vs. Spartan Warriors

Chuck Norris vs. Spartan Warriors

Man vs. RC Tank

Man vs. RC Tank

Ford F-150 Lightning Makes More Horsepower Than Promised

Ford F-150 Lightning Makes More Horsepower Than Promised

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Has Big Power and a Big Price

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Has Big Power and a Big Price

2022 Audi RS 3 Gets a Horsepower and Speed Bump

2022 Audi RS 3 Gets a Horsepower and Speed Bump

Advertisement