Monome MIDI Controller

This may not look like a musical instrument, but it is—and a whole lot more. It's a grid of 8x8 buttons that light up when pressed. A USB interface connects this thing to almost any sequencer or MIDI system and allows you to simply press the buttons to get a sound, change a setting, or tweak audio. Because this isn't a formal interface, it can be anything you want it to be—a drum tracker, a keyboard, or even a very frustrating Tic Tac Toe game.

It's currently in beta and the company is making about 500 trial units right now. It's all open source and a 16x16 unit will also be available.



Product Page [Monome via MusicThing]