One of the simplest peace of gear I own as a synthesizer freak, but one of the the more inspiring!
I've been using Playtronica controllers for a couple months now and I love both (Touch Me and Playtron).
I like the "raw" aspect of the controllers, light, no enclosure but still attractive and solid. Except for the micro USB port, and that's why I only put 4 stars of 5: it's only lightly soldered to the board and mine has broken even if I use my toys carefully (and the same thing happened to one of my Playtrons). It would be nice if Playtronica could make this part more solid in a near future.
Of course there are a lot of stuff that could be added to a new version, such as the ability to choose the midi channel on the device or thank to an app, transpose midi notes or import custom scales; why note MIDI connection over bluetooth or wifi, or even just a standard MIDI DIN or minijack output...
But then it would be another product (or its evolution) and actually one thing I love about Touch Me and Playtron is that it's a very simple tool, pretty solid and that I can use straight forward without too many settings to adjust and this simplicity leads to a cheap product that lots of people (even non musicians) can afford. And the limits of the gear often leads to creativity and new sources of inspiration!
For me, it has opened many doors allready and I keep having new ideas of art and musical installations using these toys, it's an infinte playground! As I keep following the news and take part in the group community exchanges on Playtronica's forums, I also must say I like…
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