Friday, December 2, 2011

The Reactable


A brand new device called the Reactable is the latest invention in music technology. The Reactable is a fluorescent tabletop accompanied with electric blocks that have funky, neon images on them. When one moves the blocks around the table, pitches, beats, and various sounds are created. In short, the Reactable is a synthesizer just like the Korg Kaossilator. If an educator really wanted his or her students to become involved in learning about music technology, this device would be perfect! Students can have fun learning together since the gadget is not for one person. A simple lesson plan in which the student would create a modern dance piece, something that one would hear in a discotheque, would suffice for a final music project. For younger students in middle school and high school, the creators of the Reactable could allow the pitch of the sound light up on the block.

Official Website: http://www.reactable.com/about/
Example Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni_x_74VKU0&feature=related