An innovative music controlling tool based on the Rubik's Cube
There are five layers to work with: the group layer, the sampler layer, the options layer, the levels layer and the FX layer. Each layer is formally seperated to the others and has its own scope of duties. If two cubes are moved towards each other, their active tracks will be mixed with each other in a DJ-style. This higher layer is called the mixing layer. Besides, there is also the possibility of triggering effects spontaneously by turning the single segments in the group- and the sampler layer. There is always only the top surface active. The single pads are highlighted in either different colors (group layer), the same colouring (sampler layer), or in white (for controls such as record, delete, etc.).
In the course of the project, two prototypes have been developed. With these prototypes, users were able to mix two songs, trigger effects and to tap for triggering samples. An Arduino board with a WIFI emitter and some other technichal equipment were connected to Ableton Live to control a sampler and some modulators.