New music gadgets are being created nowadays to help us to rethink the physical ways we make music. One of the latest is a gadget called Music Fingers. You can have music at your fingertips, literally. It is a wearable device that lets you make beats while tapping any surface.
The gadget is like a clip you attach to your finger. You clip it on, connect to the Music Fingers app on your smartphone using Bluetooth, and then you can assign sounds or loops to the clip’s buttons. Once you do that, you can start tapping.
Other Attempts At On-the-go Music Making
There have been quite a few attempts at making similar gadgets for beat making. Oddball was one of them. It’s a bouncy ball that is also a drum. Companies are making MIDI rings, which are used to make vibrato effects with hand gestures. Others are also creating glove-like devices that can turn your hands into instruments.
The purpose of these gadgets is to make producing music accessible to everyone, especially nonmusicians, and to enable musicians to have more control while performing so they can fully express themselves.
Music Fingers is a device that falls into place with the intuitive gesture of tapping along to songs.
What Comes With Music Fingers
This new gadget comes with an app that allows you to make your own custom tracks and to tap along with your favorite songs. You can choose from different genres, instruments, sounds, loops, and then tap your fingers to make the beats.
There is a standard package that comes with two devices that you use on two different fingers. This allows you to play up to four samples or loops at the same time. You can combine 10 Music Fingers, one for each finger, to play a full ensemble.