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Featuring 48 touch sensors in a 6x8 hexagonal array, the Snyderphonics Manta is a striking controller option for the aesthete electronic musician. Inspired by the arbitrary surface design philosophy of Don Buchla, the controller uses a grid of touch sensors to revolutionize the way the musician interacts with their instrument—using velocity and polyphonic aftertouch to create a completely individual playing experience.
The Manta also includes four touch-sensing function buttons along with two touch sliders to enable even more options to explore. Additionally the buttons and hexagonal touch array feature red and amber user-assignable LED feedback which gives yet another layer of depth and interaction to the instrument.
The Manta produces serial data as a HID device giving the unit absolute flexibility to work with any software of the artist's choice. Use it with a dedicated Max/MSP object, or simply use the appropriate conversion software to translate the MIDI, OSC, and more—thus making the Manta one of the most innovative and interesting interfaces around.
- 48 touch sensors in a 6x8 grid
- 52 amber and 52 red user-controllable LEDs function as backlighting for each sensor
- USB bus powered—no additional power supply necessary
- 2 Assignable touch sliders
- 4 Assignable touch-sensing function buttons with LED feedback
- Capable of outputting Serial data, providing Centroid data giving a second function as a large X-Y multi touch surface
- Dimensions: 9.75 x 11.6 x 11/32"