We live in the digital age. Despite all the advantages that this development brings to our way of life, there is a growing desire for physical electronic musical instruments in order to experience focus and limitation in a creative process. The performance sampler ECSTASEQUENCE is the intuitive instrument that improves the creative handling of samples in the studio, on stage or on the road.
ECSTASEQUENCE is an intuitive instrument that improves the creative handling of samples in the studio as well as on stage or on the road. The main goal of the design is to meet the requirements of an agile and modern target group. The findings from twelve user interviews, equally gender weighted and with seven different nationalities, form the basis for the definition of this target group and define the framework and the respective focus for the design. Due to the growing popularity of electronic music and its production, there is the necessity to critically question existing concepts and innovations and to relate them to the requirements of today's musicians.
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Ecstasequence hat the option of recording and saving your own samples in its internal memory, as well as accessing an inbuilt preset library of well-known electronic instruments. You can program the samples in sequencer mode, controlling the pitch of individual steps using the rotary knobs.
By touching a knob, you can preview a step in the sequence, and by pushing the knob in, you can activate it into the sequence. You can remove the step by pushing the knob again. The current position of the sequence is depicted by a running light display.
There is also the option of octave mode, in which the surfaces of the knobs can be played like piano keys. The device allows for the intuitive playing of chords or single tones, with an offset between half-tone and whole-tone and a key spacing similar to a normal keyboard.
The sampler also offers seamless connectivity with 3.5mm jack, MIDI, CV, GATE, and USB-C options.
In order to design a product for a defined target group twelve user interviews were conducted with fifty percent female and fifty percent male musicians from seven different nationalities.