This unique MIDI controller simplifies music creation while teaching you the basics of music theory.
A few years ago, we looked at a unique new MIDI controller that was gaining traction on Kickstarter called TheoryBoard. The innovative controller design that made it easy to access computer music production and creation, while an intuitive design taught users as they used it.
3 years later, TheoryBoard is back with an updated and improved controller and a brand new Kickstarter that has already surpassed its fundraising goal. In less than 3 hours the new TheoryBoard had hit its goal of £ 7,963 needed to make it an available reality and it now stands at over £ 180,000 at the time of writing.
The board is designed with classic MIDI push buttons for playing rhythm and notes, but is color coded to show users where the corresponding notes of a scale are located without any prior knowledge needed. It allows creators to explore and produce chords and notes that will always sound right.
The most impressive sound part of the new updated TheoryBoard is the “Live Note Update” feature. This new section highlights 4 octaves of the notes of a chord each time you press any of the chord buttons. This makes the creation of melodic lines and solos as smooth as possible, because you know exactly where to press to stay in the key.
If it all sounds incredibly simple, that’s because it is. It is designed for beginners so that the barriers to starting to create something that sounds good are lowered while also allowing you to learn while playing so that you don’t just press buttons that will always sound “correct”.
It sounds like an intuitive way of playing with music production that can open the doors to the creative world for a lot of people who have found the learning curve too steep to really dive into it before.
Learn more about their Launch campaign and support the project to buy one for yourself when they plan to start shipping in December for as low as $ 499.