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Reactable is a multi-user electro-acoustic music synthesizer with a
unique tabletop interface. Performers (like maybe you) control the
instrument by placing objects on the table and moving them around.
Check out the demo below, and turn your sound up a little.
The Reactable hardware starts with the translucent round table; a
camera under the table captures the user actions.
This visual data is analyzed; the nature, position and orientation of
the objects on the table are assigned elements of a classic modular
This awesome bar entertainment device is brought to you by a team
of "digital luthiers" under the direction of Dr. Sergi Jordà (in case
you forgot, a 'luthier' is a person who makes stringed instruments like
guitars). The "Interactive Sonic Systems" team is working in the Music
Technology Group within the Audiovisual Institute at the Universitat
Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona Spain.