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The first pressure-sensitive, multi-touch input device. Morph enables users to interact with the digital world like never before.
The first pressure-sensitive, multi-touch input device. Morph enables users to interact with the digital world like never before.
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A Pianist and a Morph Walk Into A Room...

Posted by Sensel (Creator)
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Pianist Daniel Reyna, who has been playing for over 14 years, stopped by the Sensel HQ to see what all the buzz was about with the Morph.  We took some footage of his first experience with the device, which you can check out below.  We were amazed by how quickly he was able to adapt to the Morph, taking full advantage of its pressure sensitivity and pitch-bending. 

 We can't wait to see how other traditional musicians use the Morph to bring their music creation to a whole new level! 

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    1. Fred Chapman on

      P.S. I'd love it if you could add continuous pitch bending/sliding to your existing piano overlay, if you haven't done that already. Blues guitarists could then play their solo lines expressively on a keyboard, which would be very cool!

    2. Fred Chapman on

      I want to be a blues guitarist when I grow up, so any time someone uses the words "pitch" and "bend" in the same sentence, my little ears perk up. :)

      Creating vibrato by wiggling a key is a very guitar-like form of expression. It's similar to one of the main techniques for creating vibrato on the guitar: wiggling your fretting hand while the note sounds.

      I'm wondering if you can create other guitar effects, like bending continuously from one pitch to an adjacent pitch. How about sliding continuously over a large interval, like an octave?

      I don't know if the piano overlay is the right one for that purpose, but if you can do something like this, you will certainly get the attention of guitarists!

      You can take a look at the lap steel guitar for ideas on playing the guitar horizontally. Also check out an electric guitar technique called two-hand tapping, which is very keyboard-like.

      Let me know if I can be of help in any way. Keep up the great work!

    3. Sensel Creator on

      Hi Marjorie, we're so glad you're finding them helpful! This is just one example of using the Morph with our Piano Overlay. We can't wait to see what other instruments people create!

    4. Marjorie Murray-Ure
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      These videos are very helpful in seeing the uses/potential of the Sensel and understanding more fully just what the instrument is.