ARPIO is a new musical instrument designed to play arpeggios*. Move up-and-down the matrix to set the pattern’s speed, or left-and-right to set its pitch. Tilt the device to control volume and pitchbend, or shake for vibrato.
A similar version of ARPIO is available on iOS devices, under the name Arpeggionome (http://arpeggionomepro.com)
*An arpeggio is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played in sequence, rather than ringing out simultaneously.
Whilst I’ve only had a brief amount of time to play with this so far I can see that it could add some really interesting dimensions to a lot of apps. So my question is, are any developers looking to integrate this? I’d love to know.
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I can see immense uses for this as an expressive musical interface that could work with loads of apps. Is it just me?
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