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The 10 Most Curious (And Successful) Kickstarter Instruments

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Kickstarter might be popular for videogame makers and tech startups to earn their stripes, but it’s also a fantastic place for musicians to show off their inventions, too – here are the top 10 musical curios to emerge victorious out of the crowd-funding scene

 

01. Arpeggio

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A portable arpeggiator, sequencer and synthesiser in one, giving you the power to easily create, save and perform melodies.

£130 | $200 | goo.gl/Oh9hrR

 

02. Roli Seaboard Rise

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Rise offers advanced sound spectrums, intuitive touch interaction, gesture control, sensitivity and more.

£520 | $800 | goo.gl/7m5na3

 

03. Minim

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Thought it’s only the size of an iPhone 6s Plus, Minim can control all kinds of musical software.

£84 | $130 | indiegogo.com/ projects/minim#/

 

04. Mogees

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Mogees enables you to turn anything into a musical instrument. It converts vibrations from objects and surfaces into tunes via an app.

£40 | $61 | mogees.co.uk

 

05. Clever Fox Tremolo Pedal

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A tremolo guitar pedal that adds vintage sounds to your instrument. It’s designed to be as simple as possible.

£65 | $100 | danielmartindiaz.com

 

06. ACPAD

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The ACPAD claims to be the world’s first wireless MIDI controller for acoustic guitars, sitting right on top of your instrument.

£156 | $240 | goo.gl/sY58dm

 

07. OWOW instruments

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OWOW instruments are designed so that anyone can get creative with music, whether they can play a traditional instrument or not.

£35 | $54 | owow.io

 

08. Artiphon Instrument 1

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It looks like a cut-down guitar, but it’s actually a digital device that can be a number of different instruments.

£292 | $449 | artiphon.com

 

09. AUUG Motion Synth

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The AUUG Motion Synth sits on top of your iPhone or iPod touch and turns it into a motion-sensitive synthesiser.

£97 | $149 | auug.com

 

10. Pianu

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Offering “the fun of Guitar Hero combined with a real musical instrument”, it is ideal for beginners.

£25.99 | $39.95 | pianu.com

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