What is TouchMe?
TouchMe is an electronic device that allows you to make music using your computer, tablet, smartphone or other music hardware. In the music world, these types of gadgets are called “MIDI controllers” and they let us control music notes and other sound parameters.
Playing on the human body? What?!
TouchMe takes this simplicity even further and allows you to make music without music knowledge. You just need a computer, a TouchMe device and your body. Yes, you will be making music using your own body! Trust us, it is that easy!
With TouchMe the music notes change according to the area of touch and intensity. If you apply more pressure the pitch will be higher.
Getting musical and melodic
You can even configure the scale and the root note if you would like a more melodic approach.
Then you just need to select your favorite sound on the software and you are ready to go.
You can connect TouchMe not only to a person, but also to water, or any object that can conduct electricity. There are two clips included specifically for this purpose.
Learn how to start with a web-synth:
Note: If you prefer, you can use it with any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) - such as Ableton, GarageBand, FL Studio or Logic Pro - or other software capable of receiving MIDI messages.
- Touch the device and your friends' hands to complete the circuit.
Here is a quick video explaining the idea behind TouchMe:
What is MIDI? And what are MIDI Controllers?
MIDI is a communication protocol - similar to Wi-Fi or USB - specifically designed for music making. It’s like a language that allows music making devices to communicate with each other and nowadays also with computers, tablets or smartphones.
MIDI controllers are devices similar to your computer keyboard or mouse. They send instructions to music software or hardware and those instructions are translated into sound. They do not produce any sound by themselves.
MIDI Controllers don’t generate sound or any type of audio by themselves. They generate data that music software and hardware is able to interpret.
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