The Noteput: Microsoft Surface As Designed By Beethoven

While the piano is pretty straightforward as far as instruments go, it won't teach you how to read music. The Noteput makes written music tangible, as you just place the note you want to play.

The Noteput powers on automatically when you place the treble clef on the table (sorry bass clef fans), and simple playback controls allow you to hear your creation once or loop it for a better understanding of the measure. Instead of touch-sensitive controls, the Noteput employs simple camera-based marker tracking, which identifies each wooden note as well as its position on the staff.

Yeah, it's nothing that can't be done more space efficiently with any PC midi software, but using a mouse is so much less fun than playing with toys. [Noteput via Likecool]

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