Reader Joe alerted me to the next Kickstarter campaign that is sure to end in a fiery death of fail.
Before I lay into this one I want to point out I like Jordan quite a lot. Sure he shills a bunch, but I don't hate a man for his hustle. In my own limited experience with him he's seemed like a super nice guy, and anyone who has talked to him will say the same.
But this pipe dream was literally doomed from day one. No one can deny how stylishly cool the mPIANO looks, but at a staggering €8,000 (USD$9,435) they were only ever going to sell 1... to Jordan. That's exactly what happened in the first day of the campaign where they raised a little over $9,000. Two days later the campaign is now sitting at $10,565... of a $753,625 goal. ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FUCKING MIND?! Imogen Heap couldn't meet half of that for her gloves! And those gloves were an entirely new kind of awesome.
The keyboard has a lot of interesting tech crammed into it. Each of the large keys is basically its own touch screen. They've already released an iOS app for controlling how vertical gestures are translated into MIDI.
It's a shame all that tech comes at such a high price, because there is no way in hell they are going to sell enough of these on Kickstarter to pull it off. It looks like a lot of fun to play in this demo though!