The Oval Is A Digital Handpan-Style Percussion Instrument
In this video from Geert Bevin, we watch a demonstration of his custom-made percussion instrument, The Oval. It offers a total of 8 percussion pads with gesture tracking, pressure sensitivity, X+Y location and a RGBW LED illumination system.
The Oval is a new electronic musical instrument with the form factor of a hand pan. After backing their Kickstarter two years ago, I finally received the instrument yesterday.
- high tech design and materials: On our aim to develop an outstanding instrument, we’ve put inside the Oval the best technology available. Multi-gesture sensors give real-feel performance, connectivity to fit every situation and long-lasting premium materials.
- infinite sound capabilities: Imagine hundreds of different sounds that you can apply endless effects on. Make a beat, loop it and start improvising harmonies. Want more? connect it to another music device. Sweet!
- play on the move: The Oval is designed to be lightweight and extremely portable. Pack it in its stylish wooden case, put the sounds in your pocket, grab a pair of headphones and go wherever your inspiration takes you.
- create, learn & share: The Oval app is a music learning tool for beginners, a powerful music making device for expert musicians and a platform to share creations with friends
The Oval connects digitally via USB or Bluetooth and is compatible with just about any platform including Mac, Windows, iOS and Android environments. The instrument can also be hooked up to your DAW, as well as integrated with other external music devices.
You can visit the Ovalsound website to learn more about The Oval.