Jam & Create

Haptics – electronic instruments with physical feel

Another researcher working in the field of Haptics, Kontogeorgakopolous’s ongoing project is known as the Firefader, a music controller that pushes back when you push it.

The firefader restores physical sensation to electronic music, (think of the way a guitar string resists the pressure of your fingers), but also goes further, by allowing the user to custom-design different kinds of ‘pushback’ that refer to no existing model. In this workshop, Kontogeorgakopolous demonstrates the Firefader in action, gives you the chance to use it with your own tracks and sessions, and shows you how to hack it, ultimately creating brand-new ‘imaginary’ instruments.