Draw waveforms directly into your modular synth with this open-source touch module

Dec 05, 2022

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Our Campaign is Now Live on Crowd Supply!

by CHAIR (The Center for Haptic Audio Interaction Research), Astrid Bin, Andrew McPherson, Robert J, Adan Benito, Giulio Moro

We’re extremely excited to officially open orders for the Gliss Crowd Supply campaign! Thank you for your interest so far and for all the encouragement to get this module out in the world.

This campaign is going to bring us into the new year and run through to the end of January 2023, and we’ll be publishing weekly updates throughout so stay tuned!

Gliss is our latest product and is an elegant and intuitive synthesizer module for touch control. This Eurorack (4HP) module lets you draw waveforms directly into your system so you can add a human touch to your control signals. It also can act as a LFO, envelope generator, signal visualizer, attenuator, slider, or expressive capacitive keyboard.

Gliss builds upon the technology used in Trill, our family of capacitive touch sensors, and in this campaign we will also be offering new and updated versions of our Trill sensors for purchase. Trill is a family of touch sensors that was inspired by the way we use our hands to interact with the world. Trill uses capacitive touch sensing to precisely track finger movements, making high-resolution touch sensing accessible to engineers and designers who want to incorporate touch into their interactive projects.

This updated design switches out the Grove connecter for the significantly smaller QWIIC connector and also features design improvements like castellated pads on Trill Craft. Trill sensors are the perfect toolkit for building custom interfaces, bespoke controllers, and touch panels. Use them to sketch interface ideas and create new interactions in your hardware projects.

These are complex times for building hardware and to ensure that this project is not delayed by the semiconductor crisis we have already secured the key components to build a run of 700 units. This means that we hope to deliver this first limited production run to backers by the 1st May 2023 (and we will try our best to deliver before then).

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