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Posted June 9, 2015

The OVAL is an electronic musical instrument which allows you to play, learn and perform music using any sound. It connects to an App for smartphone or tablet and it can also be used as a controller connected to a computer.


The external case is made of Solid Surface composed by natural material, bauxite, marble and quartz. The Oval is light, portable, durable, minimal, simple and energetically self-sufficient.

The OVAL is MIDI-compatible to any software or device as long as it supports MIDI. It communicates with iOS, Androids, and PCs via Lightning or USB.

The App offers to play, learn and share your music in a  intuitive way:

  • Upload your own sounds and play them in different scales
  • Add effects
  • Use it for live looping, recording sounds on the fly and layering them.
  • The App is like a mini 4 track sequencer
  • Adjust the PAD’s sensitivity


It has Multi Sensing Pad with velocity and X/Y location, a pressure sensitive sensors for higher expression control, more organic sound, and complex possibilities such as using multiple layers of samples. Illuminated PADS provide visual cues for follow along mode, metronome mode, and musical games.3-329b5519d3d416617164b4586aaf10c0_original


Tech specs

  • Dimensions: 420 x 420 x125 mm
  • Weight: 3,1 kg
  • Materials: Solid Surface with acrylic, quartz, marble and bauxite.
  • Rechargeable long-lasting lithium battery via USB.
  • Class-compliant MIDI over USB connectivity through Lightning on iOS and USB on Android and any other operating system.
  • Bluetooth BLE connectivity with Apple BLE MIDI compatibility on iOS8 and OSX Yosemite
  • External input for a pedal or external controller
  • ARM Cortex M3 microprocessor
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low energy

The project is already backed on the Kickstarter and has reached its funding goal of $100.000, the early bird pricing has already gone, but you can still pick up for $499. An estimated delivery is on May of 2016.



Source: Kickstarter 


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