Joué’s Entry-Level Instrument for Musical Experimentation, Joué Play

Available on Kickstarter now, a multifunctional tool that renders music production more approachable

Previewed at this year’s CES (where we tested it), Joué‘s multifunctional instrument Joué Play is both easy to use and expressive. Comprised of a set of silicone pads and a board, it’s a stark contrast from the company’s complex modular MIDI controller, which debuted on Kickstarter three years ago. The designers found the MIDI less approachable for beginners and dabblers, as much of the software …

Clams Casino: In a Mirror

Clams Casino (aka Michael Volpe) turns to piano and distortion to compose a track featured on his most recent album, Moon Trip Radio. “In a Mirror,” if you’re listening on headphones or stereo speakers, will literally glitch at times, rendering one side’s output null, while amplifying the noise out of the other. It’s all a part of the track’s grand unearthing, as supple piano guides …

Beat-Making Oddball

Merely by dribbling this tennis ball-sized device, you unlock the capabilities of some of the grandest beat pads. Whether you toss it as hard as you can or just flick its exterior, different sounds are produced based on the pressure applied. In fact, its customizability lends endless outcomes. From the ball’s partner app you can share, collaborate and even connect multiple Oddballs. Price is Pounds.