Last year I embarked on an exploration of the Percussa Audiocubes, a MIDI controller designed to add visual feedback to performance and free the user from the computer when working with electronic music (or any other kind of music/audio).
This year, Bert Schiettecatte, creator of the cubes, has upgraded them to include wireless capability, further enhancing their usefulness for live performance, and increasing the “wow” factor in terms of fun and potential for audience interaction. Improvements in configuration options also make the cubes even more fun to use now.
To continue my exploration, I returned to Mark Mosher’s 9box method, which demonstrates the cubes’ potential quite well. The next step of course is to remap my current projects to take advantage of this, and write new material that takes into consideration the new found portability of the cubes.
Below is a quick demo experiment recorded live.
Here’s a little video showing how these look in person.