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Showing posts with label Playtronica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Playtronica. Show all posts

Friday, October 20, 2023

PlayTronica Touch Me: Unboxing, Demo, & Review

video upload by

"The folks from @PlayTronica sent me a Touch Me to review on my channel. This device is a bioelectric MIDI controller that interacts with online synthesizers through your web browser. In this video, I unbox it and try interacting with it a few different ways.

Intro - 0:00
Unboxing - 0:38
Overview - 1:51
Setup - 2:39
Sound Examples - 3:05
Summary - 6:42

You can purchase one here:"

Monday, July 10, 2023

Playtron & the ARP 2600 M

video upload by

"Just having some fun using the Playtron by Playtronica to create a "spoon keyboard", visualy inspired by the Buchla 116. I decided to play the ARP 2600 M with it because I can plug the Playtron directly and use it without having to use a computer in between."

Saturday, July 08, 2023

An ARP 2600 M, a Playtron and a set of spoons. #stazma #arp2600 #playtronica

video upload by Stazma

"An ARP 2600 M, a Playtron and a set of spoons. #stazma #arp2600 #playtronica"

Sunday, June 11, 2023

A picture perfect MIDI controller!

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"@PlayTronica sent me their #PLAYTRON #midi controller which enables you to use any conductive object as a 'keyboard' for your soft- or hardware #synthesizer . So here's an epic Vangelis-Style performance using some cutlery and the 'Celebration' patch of the Yamaha EX5.

You can get this board here:


Wednesday, May 03, 2023

@PlayTronica TOUCHME

video upload by Isobutane

"Trying out Playtronica's TOUCHME MIDI controller with Play.
Test subjects:

If you want yours, you can get it here:

Thank you for watching."

You can find an additional demo from 2017 here.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Have you ever tried Playtron?

video upload by PanicGirlVids

"@Playtronica was kind enough to send me this futuristic looking device, so I could try it out and make music with it 🙌 It is basically a MIDI Controller, but the fun part is that you can connect it to anything that conducts electricity. And not only that, with their conductive fabric tape you can connect it to literally anything you set your mind to! So I connected it to my beloved props that I use for my videos, this way I could finally use them to actually make music 😂😂

Did you ever try it? And if so, what did you connect it to?
Find out more on
If you want to buy one feel free to use this Promo Code and get -10% off: PANICGIRL10"

Thursday, May 19, 2022

SUPERBOOTH 2022 - Playtronica Orbita

video upload by sonicstate

"Still at the development phase but coming to kickstarter (maybe Feb/March 2023) Orbita is an unusual sequencing device that uses a mechanical disc and coloured trigger tokens with a motorized spindle to make sequences."

See the Playtronica label below for more.

Monday, May 16, 2022

SUPERBOOTH 2022 - 3 Intriguing Ideas // Motor Synth // Eowave Swarm // Orbita

video upload by Dave Mech

"During days two and three I came across a couple of very unique designs that I wanted to show you.

Eowave Quadrantid Swarm + Metallik Resonator Speaker
Playtronica Orbita
Gamechanger Motor Synth mk2

I spend only a little bit of time with these but I think it was worth it to show some of their capabilities. Enjoy!

Eowave 0:00
Orbita 1:25
Motor Synth 2:09"

Monday, April 04, 2022

Music with plants. Plant plays a Synthesizer. (Microfreak)

video upload by Mutlu Karaköse

"Hello. for a change, a slightly different video. Let your plants play synthesizer. I present you 2 small gadgets to experiment (Playtron/Playtronica) (MIDI Biodata Device V3/Leetronics). The devices were here for testing. if you are interested in the devices. below I have linked the products. if you like the video feel free to leave a like and comment. the days there is another techno jam. take care of yourselves.

PLAYTRON: [additional posts here]
MIDI BIODATA: https://electricityforprogress.square..."

MIDI BIODATA is new to the site. Pic of the DIY kit and some info for the archives:

"Build your own Biodata Sonification system and connect to synthesizers using MIDI, Bluetooth, or Wifi! This kit contains all of the parts required for assembly including the Biodata circuit board, 555 Timer, Adafruit ESP32 Feather, LiPo battery, and 3D printed Enclosure. You will need soldering equipment, a small phillips screwdriver, and a well ventilated space for assembly. This kit can be 'modified' to exclude the Enclosure (if you want to print your own!), the Adafruit ESP32 Board (the brains of the operation, you might already have one!), different sized batteries, or just a bare circuit board."

Also see MIDI Sprout for an alternative, non DIY plant based controller.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Superbooth 2021 - Playtronica Orbita

video upload by MusicRadar

Introducing Orbita MIDI controller: melody and drums

video upload by

"Turn color and gesture into music with Orbita - a new device in Playtronica’s range of quirky sound gadgets.

Who said interesting items should sit silently on a shelf? Creative technology studio Playtronica announces their newest device Orbita: a playful music device that lets you connect with creativity through sound and colors. While connected to a mobile device, tablet, or computer, Orbita lets people create music through color and gesture. For the electronic musician, Orbita is an intuitive controller and sound generator. For the music enthusiast, Orbita is a fun and exciting way to play with sound, wrapped in a modern form."

See the Playtronica label below for additional creations from them.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018


Published on Sep 4, 2018 cuckoomusic

Some new makers in the set.


1. Kasseta Bastl Kastle @Synthposium 2018 Moscow
Developer Nondestructive Design is starting out with their first product. A VHS synth based on Bastl Kastle. Showing it for the first time at Synthposium 2018.
2. Motovilo New Modules zADSR zLFO @Synthposium 2018 Moscow
Motovilo Audio Lab is showing their new envelope and LFO modules @Synthposium 2018 Moscow.
3. Playtronica @Synthposium 2018 Moscow
Playtronica showing their Touch Me and Playtron instruments @Synthposium 2018 Moscow.
4. Polivoks-M @Synthposium 2018 Moscow
Elta Music showing their Polivoks-M synth @Synthposium 2018 Moscow.
5. Uoki-Toki Intense Modular Performance @Synthposium 2018 Moscow
I met Uoki-Toki and heard him perform one of his absolutely stunning tracks at Synthposium 2018. I just had to share this with the world! This was intense!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sónar+D 2018: Playtronica shows us its quirky MIDI controllers

Published on Jun 15, 2018 FACTmagazine

"Synthesizers don't have to be played with black and white keys: in recent years we've seen the rise of grid controllers, tablets and squishy, multi-touch surfaces for music-making. Quirky startup Playtronica is trying to make MIDI interfaces even more fun, bringing fruit and color recognition into the mix.

We visited Playtronica's stand at this weekend's Sónar+D in Barcelona – the sister event to Sónar's long-running music festival – to find out more about how its fun MIDI controllers can enable anyone to make a whole orchestra out of pineapples, use a color palette as a rhythmic sequencer and use the human body as an instrument."

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MESSE 2018: Playtronica - Play Your Fruit Bowl as an Instrument!

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

See the Playtronica label below for more.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pipette device by Playtronica

Published on Sep 18, 2017 Thngs

A bit like the Pantala Labs CCV2 - Color Control Voltage 2

Touch Me HCI device by Playtronica

Published on Sep 17, 2017 Thngs

"Touch Me is a HCI device that turns human touch into music.
When the surface area or intensity of skin contact between two or more people changes Touch Me modifies sound output according to selected scale and tone parameters."


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