AlphaSphere the maker of a new electronic musical instrument says:
The AlphaSphere is a new electronic musical instrument and controller which reinterprets the way we interact with sound. Its distinct design is made up of 48 pressure sensitive pads which form a self-supporting spherical structure. Sound is triggered when you tap the pad, apply more pressure and you can start to mould and manipulate the sound further. Apply parameters to the pad-depth such as pitch-bend, volume, oscillations and interesting filters to make your music truely expressive.
about the software:
AlphaLive™ is a standalone application that enables the AlphaSphere to operate as a number of common devices found within electronic music production. Presented with an attractive and intuitive interface, the software allows you to program the functionality of the AlphaSphere to a highly customized level, ultimately creating an expressive electronic musical instrument and controller that is perfect for composition, performance and production.
Mac Intel machine running OSX 10.6 or later
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or above
1 GB RAM or above
50 MB of free HD space
Windows and Linux system requirements to be confirmed
Third party Digital Audio Workstation, MIDI Sequencer, or MIDI instrument software recommended