The AlphaSphere is a new musical instrument that opens up music making to a new generation of musicians.
The AlphaSphere is a new musical instrument that opens up music making to a new generation of musicians. Designed for composition, production, performance and learning, each of the tactile pads are pressure sensitive and ergonomically mapped around the surface of sphere. Underlying the design is a geometric notational logic that allows the custom mappings to be created between different pads.
The AlphaSphere is used by musicians, composers, DJs, producers & VJs, and also has applications within education and music therapy.
The AlphaSphere was invented by Studio resident Adam Place who set-out to create an instrument that would be open to more musical styles and playing techniques than a keyboard, when he realised the possibilities of music production. After having the original idea and producing the first prototype Adam was awarded a scholarship to study at Nagoya University of Arts, in Japan, where he refined the concept. Returning to his home town of Bristol, UK, he was awarded seed funding and founded nu desine to take this innovation to the marketplace.
The AlphaSphere is now available worldwide, there are currently three different models; the AlphaSphere elite, designed for the studio, the AlphaSphere nexus, designed for the stage and the AlphaSphere me, designed to make music accessible for everyone.