The Touchtable is an innovative personal music player that has been designed to involve creativity of interaction into the act of enjoying music through a large controller wheel that surrounds the screen. The user can control a track by precise positioning, timing and pitch manipulation through this touch and pressure sensitive turntable. The user can mix records by pressing the function button that switches the player simultaneously to a secondary track. The cue creates a combined output to the main phono by directing each track either to the right or the left headphone, then creating a cue point by matching the beat and pitch. The wireless combination of two Touchtables not only acts like a traditional DJ set up, but also allows multiple users to scratch and mix tracks together.
The Touchtable will become a midi device when plugged in a computer and works with its built-in software, allowing complete control over customization and music producing creativity of the users. However, this ultra portable music player allows complex interactions, but the device itself is easy to use, enjoyable and cost effective.
Designer : Thomas Mascall