CHAIR is making digital instruments with analog interfaces. Our instruments have sensitive acoustic surfaces for electronic sound - both analog and software synthesis. Through excitable surfaces that you can scratch, hit or bow acoustic signals are used to excite electronic resonators. A limited run of our developer edition will soon be available here.
The Tickle comes in a brushed stainless steel frame with recessed side panels in naturally waxed oak wood. Depending on the firmware mode, the Tickle can either send touch position and vibration data via Class Compliant Audio/MIDI devices or the excitation signal and CV for x, y and gate / envelope. The instrument also features an external input port which lets you override the internal surface sensor and lets you connect future extensions.
We are looking for partners and collaborations to rise to the next level. If you have questions, comments, critique or compliments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.