Instruments of Things

Booth number 9514/2

www.instrumentsofthings.com

Instruments of Things® develops solutions for sound and media interaction. We build bridges between humans and interactive media to let people become creators in an intuitive way.

About us

Instruments of Things® is a German music-tech company founded in 2018 that develops solutions for sound and media interaction. The company’s vision is to build bridges between humans and auditive media to let people become musicians, performers and creators in an intuitive way. Their first product was 2.4SINK - a wireless sensor interface for professional musicians that was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2019. After that they introduced the open source synthesizer and effects module TBD to the market. In 2020, Instruments of Things® launched the IO-Lights MIDI controller, aimed to offer creators novel ways of sound interaction based on light. In 2021, Instruments of Things brought their mature motion sensor technology to the digital world to make people‘s movements audible. SOMI-1 provides ready-to-use soundscapes for everyone without technical pre knowledge. Furthermore, SOMI-1 can be used as a common MIDI controller in combination with any MIDI compatible software or hardware.

Address
Instruments of Things
Lorentzendamm 6 – 8
24103 Kiel
Germany

Phone: +49 176 55586002
Internet: www.instrumentsofthings.com

Contact person

Niko Schönig
Co-Founder/CFO
Phone: +49 176 55586002
Henrik Langer
Co-Founder/CEO
Phone: +49 177 5584110
David Knop
Co-Founder/ Head of Design
Phone: +49 151 41415247

Products and Services

1. SOMI-1 Motion sensor wearables to play and control music
2. IO-Lights Light sensitive MIDI controller
3. 2.4SINK Wireless Eurorack interface
4. TBD Multifunctional DSP module
SOMI-1 - The sound of me

Make your movements audible and become music yourself with the SOMI-1 motion sensor wearables for sound control.

SOMI-1 is a highly precise sensor technology that measures movement and transforms it into sound in real-time. The Bluetooth® sensors can be worn as wearables on the wrists and ankles, turning the user into an instrument. 

Further reading

IO-Lights

Light sensitive MIDI controller – IO-Lights is a MIDI controller that controls MIDI CC or MIDI Note messages via environmental light. A high-resolution light sensor in the center of the product makes it possible. In addition, MIDI notes can also be sent to IO-Lights, which are then represented as light by the 12 LEDs on the device.

Further reading

TBD Eurorack Module

The TBD (i.e. to be determined [by you!]) Eurorack module aims to be a community driven project to provide a flexible platform for easy implementation of your own or to port existing DSP algorithms to Eurorack. TBD comes with a big selection of ready-to-use plugins, which also can be used as a base for your own plugin development. It offers a web-based user interface for plugin and system configuration accessible through the modules WiFi (wireless computer network).

Further reading

News & Innovations

Control sound via Movement with SOMI-1
SOMI-1 is a highly precise sensor technology that measures movement and transforms it into sound in real-time. The Bluetooth® sensors can be worn as wearables on the wrists and ankles, turning the user into an instrument.

Each SOMI-1 sensor provides eight different motion parameters that can be used independently to control or play sound. The sound can either be generated via the SOMI-1 smartphone app, which offers several different sound presets, or by any instrument or music software that is compatible with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) – for example Ableton Live. The motion data of the SOMI-1 sensors is received wirelessly via Bluetooth® 5 by the SOMI-1 hub, that connects to your sound source via USB or TRS-MIDI. Up to six sensors can be used simultaneously with a single SOMI-1 hub to create incredible soundscapes and allow multiple artists to operate together. Further reading
TBD – A Eurorack module with more than 50 synthesizer and effect plugins
The TBD (i.e. to be determined [by you!]) Eurorack module aims to be a community driven project to provide a flexible platform for easy implementation of your own or to port existing DSP algorithms to Eurorack. TBD comes with a big selection of ready-to-use plugins, which also can be used as a base for your own plugin development. It offers a web-based user interface for plugin and system configuration accessible through the modules WiFi (wireless computer network).

TBD has two audio outputs and inputs. So you can either use two mono plugins simultaneously or one stereo plugin.
How does light sound like? Find out with the IO-Lights MIDI controller!
Light sensitive MIDI controller – IO-Lights is a MIDI controller that controls MIDI CC or MIDI Note messages via environmental light. A high-resolution light sensor in the center of the product makes it possible. In addition, MIDI notes can also be sent to IO-Lights, which are then represented as light by the 12 LEDs on the device. Further reading

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