Fol Chen, in collaboration with Monome and The Machine Project, has announced the availability of the limited-edition Tetrafol, “a hand-held tangible electronic sound toy.” The Fol Chen track “So Good” is included with the Tetrafol and can be streamed below.
According to the press release, the Tetrafol is:
Circuits enclosed by a wooden tetrahedron detect orientation and motion-gestures to modify the playback of a collection of Fol Chen’s micro-compositions, allowing the user to explore sound through physical manipulation. The battery-powered device has its own internal speaker but can additionally be hooked up to a headphone or amplifier. The circuit and firmware are based on open-source hardware and is itself published as open-source, allowing anyone interested to learn about its deepest inner-workings.
The device will come pre-loaded with the sounds Fol Chen created for new track “So Good”, allowing people to create their own take on the song, but users will be able to upload their own music to the device for manipulation as well.
Only 100 of the hand-constructed Tetrafols will be produced.
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