Sonic Palette

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The Sonic Palette is a MIDI controller type musical instrument. It consists of an 84 force sensor note surface, placed within a body that is wearable with a guitar strap. The body also contains various other controls including two additional force sensors, a tactile switch, and two potentiometers.

The note surface is arrayed seven sensors by twelve sensors, and has tactile and visual references. The note surface is multi-touch or polyphonic, and is capable of sensing absolute finger pressure for each sensor which is can be sent as MIDI velocity and/or continuous controller data like aftertouch. The sensor array is accessible to both hands. The note arrangement and controls are user and factory customizable.

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The Sonic Palette was invented in 2004 by Edward Christensen while in Mountain View, California, and is produced by his company, Christensen Controllers, in Hayward, California.

Official site [1]

U.S. Patent Number 7273979 [2]