While most multitouch displays designed to produce sound use a visual mode of interaction, the multitouch interactive Akustisch produces music with not much visual feedback. A new multitouch interface for production, control and manipulation of digital sound, the Akustisch is like a digital music instrument based on a touch interface. Developed by Balz Rittmeyer as a bachelor degree project at the University of Art and Design Zurich, the Akustisch hints to the future of musical instruments.
Morphed as a modular synthesizer sans a graphical user interface, the Akustisch is a concept that uses complex hand gestures on a multitouch surface to control and create music. Allowing all 10 figures to be used for sound manipulation, the multitouch interface interpreting the movements on screen generates musical sounds defined by the particular gestures.