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Touchence Develops New Type of Electronic Instrument in Collaboration with Yoshihito NakanishiThe World's First! Play Music by Pressing and Stroking a Soft 3D Touch Pad

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Sensor development venture company, Touchence Inc. (location: Taito-ku, Tokyo) has collaborated with instrument designer Yoshihito Nakanishi to develop "The Cell MUSIC GEAR" (CMG), the world's first electronic musical instrument played using a soft 3D touch pad. The project was unveiled on crowd funding site Indiegogo.

CMG details page
http://cmg.tokyo/
CMG crowd funding details page
http://igg.me/at/the-cell-music-gear
CMG introductory video 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKNtDv_3WKw
CMG introductory video 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk1oaree-qc

The world's first soft 3D touch interface!

The CMG is a MIDI controller that connects to a computer to create music using DTM/DAW music production software. It uses the world's first soft 3D touch interface (*). This new performance tool supports a variety of playing methods. The product name, "The Cell MUSIC GEAR," reflects the idea that, "the interface surface brings you in contact with the cells of the digital world."

Sounds can be controlled by touch, from the palm of the hand to the fingertips, so musicians who are "tired of current electronic instruments," or are "seeking unique styles of self-expression," will enjoy discovering new performance expressions. In addition, the source code of the software that drives the CMG will be open-sourced, allowing it to be customized to create unique versions of the equipment.

* Checked by Touchence Inc. on May 20, 2016

Contact information

For further information, please contact:
Touchence Inc.
Naoya Maruyama, +81-3-3847-9551
cmg@touchence.jp
FAX: +81-3-3847-9552

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