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.
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.
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.
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).