Orpheus is a digital music controller that alludes to the familiar interface of a stringed instrument but treats the stings not as a means to create pitch, but as an interface to control digital music.

The player controls the sound by plucking, sliding, and bending the strings. Out of the box, the strings would be preset with samples or audio clips. Plucking a strings would cause the sample to play. The player could further modify the sound by sliding along and bending the strings.

Once the player is comfortable with the basic controls they will have the freedom to define the results of all of the actions as it suits them.



Charles Shipley