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Playtronica Musical gadgets that allow you to play music on any object 🍍 Playtronica is a platform that bridges entertainment, education, and art through interactive musical experiences.

It is an open-source toolkit for creating sensory interactions using cutting-edge technology. Our shop is located in Russia, this is where all our devices are produced and shipped from. For workshops and live presentations contact our studios in Berlin and Paris.

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20/03/2022

This is how Mozart music sound when played with Playtron!

Ave Verum performed by @daa.chao and @tongtongtong30 📹

🛠How does it work?

All you need is a computer, the device and your body. It is super easy — no music knowledge needed.

Get a conductive object, that is something that can let electricity through, and use it as a music note. Wires, plants, fruits&veggies, graphite, conductive fabric, etc.

This is the first step into electronics, a toy for kids and grown-up kids, and a serious musical instrument also! A perfect gift for anyone.

#playtronica #design #designspirations #cooldesign #musicgadget #musicgeek #musicgear #musictech #creativity📹

18/03/2022

CUDDLE THERAPY

In this post we want to give you a glimpse into cuddle therapy and how Playtronica’s TouchMe can be used in this therapeutic practice.

Cuddling therapy is effective for managing such issues as touch that feels unsafe, loneliness, depression and anxiety, and also autism spectrum and other disorders.

Our today’s expert is Keeley Shoup @chicagocuddletherapy, a Chicago based professional cuddler, consent educator and Director of Development at @cuddlist, who kindly talked to us and shared some details about her cuddling job 🤝

Like this post and tag your friends in comments to let more people know about this interesting form of therapy 🙌

Shop TouchMe online now at playtronica.com

What is TouchMe? 🛠

It is a musical gadget that allows you to make music on skin. With TouchMe the notes change according to the area of touch and intensity. If you apply more pressure, the pitch will be higher.

You can play on any conductive objects, too!

#playtronica #design #designspirations #cooldesign #musicgadget #musicgeek #musicgear #musictech #creativity

We founded Playtronica 9 years ago in Russia – which is where our journey began. Until recently, we inscribed “Made in M...
16/03/2022

We founded Playtronica 9 years ago in Russia – which is where our journey began. Until recently, we inscribed “Made in Mother Russia” on each device. Unfortunately, given recent developments, our sentiments have changed significantly.

Our team is strongly against the policy of militarism. There is never any excuse for the kind of violence and death that the Russian army continues to inflict on the Ukrainian people and their nation.

Today, our webshop is registered in Estonia, our headquarters are in Berlin and Paris, and our team is spread all around the globe.

We continue to work as usual – in fact we never stopped. But we will continue to uphold our support for an independent Ukraine and hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Peace and love,
Playtronica team

See the options to support Ukraine on our Highlights #NoWar 🇺🇦

Exiting and important news: our friend Max Gaertner Max Gaertner is releasing the book "MAKING MUSIC GADGETS". First vol...
09/03/2022

Exiting and important news: our friend Max Gaertner Max Gaertner is releasing the book "MAKING MUSIC GADGETS". First volume is dedicated to our device Playtron!

The pre-order is now possible via online store at www.maxgaertner.de (direct link on Max’s page).

Due to the war in Ukraine, the fact of which concern us all, Max decided to donate all proceeds from book to humanitarian aid organizations working in the Ukraine:

“I'll put in a few night shifts and the book will be out as early as the beginning of April.

The book "MAKING MUSIC GADGETS" is aimed at music teachers as well as musicians* who want to refresh their teaching with new media. The topic of the first volume is the mega exciting "Playtron" from @playtronica. In my last video you can see how I turned two plants into musical instruments.

Order your copy right now and forward the post to everyone who loves to make music. Thank you for your support.”

Max Gaertner did a special video project with Playtron for German company OTTO. See some parts from the video on our Instagram post !

See the other options to support Ukraine on our Highlights #NoWar

06/03/2022

John Lennon's "Imagine" played on Playtron device ☮️

Learn more about Playtron now at playtronica.com 🛒

Also, see the options to support Ukraine on our Highlights #NoWar on Instagram @playtronica

🛠 So, how it works?

Playtron uses the principle of conductivity to trigger sounds. It is designed to play on 16 objects, and each has its own note. This way you can make a music keyboard from any conductive objects!

Peace is older than war.See the options for support Ukraine on our Highlights #NoWar on Instagram @playtronica#nowarinuk...
04/03/2022

Peace is older than war.

See the options for support Ukraine on our Highlights #NoWar on Instagram @playtronica

#nowarinukraine
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03/03/2022

A heartbreaking moment in history that shows how powerful music can be to voice your protest and process the tragedy.

Mstislav Rostropóvich, one of the best cellists of the 20th century, performed as people were destroying the Berlin Wall on November 11, 1989.

If you want to show your protest against the war in Ukraine in other ways, see the options on our Highlights #NoWar.

Subscribe the anti-war petition at Change.org, which already has over 1M signatures.

Credits for the video: Euronews channel on YouTube

#NoWar #saveukraine #ukraine #ukrainetoday #нетвойне #NoToImperialism #NoAuthoritarianism #HandsOffUkraine #NoToMilitarism

01/03/2022

This is our installation ‘Kandinsky Sounds’ in Kyiv at Kyiv Art Week, made a few years ago in 2017.

From the very beginning of the war happening now in Ukraine, all of our thoughts and hearts are with people who are suffering from violence that also directly touches our dear Aksinja and other friends.

If you share our opinion, subscribe the anti-war petition at Change.org, which already has over 1M signatures.

Options for support are on our Highlights #NoWar

#saveukraine #ukraine #ukrainetoday #нетвойне #NoToImperialism #NoAuthoritarianism #HandsOffUkraine #NoToMilitarism

Technology used: @BareConductive Touchboad, Pi cap, Raspberry Pi⁣

Thanks @grestodorchuk agency for inviting us in 2017

The Playtronica team is strongly against the policy of militarism and violence. There is no and can not be any excuse fo...
27/02/2022

The Playtronica team is strongly against the policy of militarism and violence. There is no and can not be any excuse for bombs, tanks, armed robberies and human deaths.

The war touched all of us. Our team member Aksinja is now in Kyiv, and we want to express all of our endless support, love for her and everyone who was held hostage to this terrible situation.

May the sky above our heads always be humanly heavenly blue.

#saveukraine #ukraine #ukrainetoday #nowar #нетвойне
#NoToImperialism #NoWar #NoAuthoritarianism #HandsOffUkraine #NoToMilitarism

18/02/2022

6 unusual musical instruments! Which one do you like the most?

Tag your friends and leave a comment if you want to see the second part👇

Learn more about Playtronica instruments on playtronica.com 🛒

17/02/2022

Meet a mesmerizing performance “Exhaustion” created with Playtron and TouchMe 🔮

“Exhaustion” is a sound performance in which Laura Llaneli and Pedro Torres explore sound textures through tactility and conductive elements, using Playtronica devices to control the sounds. Around the idea of the universe, its expansion, contraction and orbital movements, they build a dense sound environment that changes with minimal movements.

Shop Playtron and TouchMe online at shop.playtronica.com 🛒

🛠 How does it work?
All you need is a computer, the device and your body. It is super easy — no music knowledge needed.

Get a conductive object, that is something that can let electricity through, and use it as a music note. Wires, plants, fruits&veggies, graphite, conductive fabric, etc.

This is the first step into electronics, a toy for kids and grown-up kids, and a serious musical instrument also! A perfect gift for anyone.

Exploring touch in the age of COVID 19: here’s an interesting article by Aeon which examines how a touch transformed dur...
16/02/2022
A unique theatre performance explores what touch means in an age of lockdown | Aeon Videos

Exploring touch in the age of COVID 19: here’s an interesting article by Aeon which examines how a touch transformed during pandemics, “to handshakes between acquaintances, to dates meeting via Zoom, to grandparents unable to hold their grandchildren”. Recommend!

An interactive theatre performance explores what touch means in an age of lockdown, and what we lose when we don’t touch

14/02/2022

Sometimes there’s no particular way to express your love.

However, we often want to communicate is through sounds, colours and symbols — and our today’s love language is created with Orbita device and a special sound pack from our friend Nikola Chen ❤️

Enjoy and share this post with someone you love. Happy Valentines!

Learn more about Orbita at orbita.playtronica.com

💘Valentine’s Day Sale — don't miss your 40% off on playtronica.com. Ends today 🛒

12/02/2022

What do a laptop and a plant have in common? 👀

Not much, but they are enough to start playing music with Playtron!
Just plug the device to the computer, connect all the spoons or other conductive objects to Playtron and pick a sound you’d love to play!

📽 @enikenik1
Many thanks for such a creative setup!

🛠 How it works?

Playtron uses the principle of conductivity to trigger sounds. It is designed to play on 16 objects, and each has its own note. This way you can make a music keyboard from any conductive objects!

🛒SHOP Playtron NOW at shop.playtronica.com

#playtronica #design #designspirations #cooldesign #musicgadget #musicgeek #musicgear #musictech #creativity

07/02/2022

New song “Passion Flower” made with Playtron by our talented friends from @firekidalabama 😍

Their new album is out soon on 18.02 — follow their channels for more news 😉

Get inspired, tag us in your posts, and share the ideas of how would you use our gadgets 🤔

SHOP Playtron now at playtronica.com 🛒

🛠How does it work?

All you need is a computer, the device and your body. It is super easy — no music knowledge needed.

Get a conductive object, that is something that can let electricity through, and use it as a music note. Wires, plants, fruits&veggies, graphite, conductive fabric, etc.

This is the first step into electronics, a toy for kids and grown-up kids, and a serious musical instrument also! A perfect gift for anyone.

06/02/2022
New 🪐Orbita🪐 prototype

Showing off our latest 🪐Orbita🪐 prototype 😎

We’ll probably change one last thing in the design to make the motor as quiet as space itself. 🌌
Otherwise – this is the look!

📹 by Music Radar at Superbooth

✍️ Subscribe to learn more: orbita.playtronica.com

#playtronica #design #designspirations #cooldesign #musicgadget #musicgeek #musicgear #musictech #creativity

Meet a very important member of the Playtronica team — our lead Orbita engineer Sami!Sami Sabik @sabzsami, the main brai...
20/01/2022

Meet a very important member of the Playtronica team — our lead Orbita engineer Sami!

Sami Sabik @sabzsami, the main brain of Orbita, has told us a little bit about himself, his path, nostalgic music and, of course, Orbita! Swipe left to see some highlights and read the whole interview below. Enjoy!

What is Playtronica for you, Sami?

Playtronica is a company where engineers can be a bit wild and creative. It’s not your typical development environment! We can pretty much do anything as long as we believe in it and think others will back our ideas too. It's a very cool company where people are very motivated. They’re also passionate about what they do, but very down to earth.

What’s the coolest part in working on Orbita?

Being able to create a new musical instrument always sounds cool. And it really is! Orbita is a truly unique product. Nothing else on this planet enables you to create sound using paper, colouring pencils and magnets!
When I was making toys with kids at Tech Will Save Us, I loved it when people did things the “wrong” wa – when products triggered them to do something unexpected. It was a chance for them to get creative, get inspired.

What music makes you feel nostalgic?

I listen to a lot of music – from jazz to heavy metal and minimal house. Yes, music does make me feel nostalgic. Which sounds can make me feel nostalgic? A school bell perhaps? The bell that triggers the start of fun. Back then I was studying the French horn. It’d be nice to pick that up again. I even tried to buy onet recently on eBay! I now have the knowledge to experiment with it – as well as play it.

Learn more about Orbita and subscribe to updates here: https://orbita.playtronica.com
Shop TouchMe and Playtron online now at playtronica.com

29/12/2021

Best of Playtronica in 2021 🎶🎄

It’s time to look back the best moments of the year! We want to thank all of you, members of Playtronica community, for being with us all this year, playing the TouchMe and Playtron, following Orbita updates and tagging us in your publications. Together we are creating something big ❤️ See you in 2022 🚀

Yours,
Playtronica team

"Ghostbusters" cover: @yosoy_adam on Instagram
Video with a cat: @grtru1n on Instagram
Video with a turtle and nature: @lorenzo__lanni on Instagram
TouchMe & 👶: Olga Maximova

Shop TouchMe and Playtron online with 50% off until January 5
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25/12/2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear Playtronica friends! ❄️

We are wishing all of you a happy holiday season and giving you a special gift — 50% off Playtron and TouchMe until January 5!

Also, for those who already have our devices: a new festive sound pack for Playtronica Sampler is gonna be online soon! Made with love by our talented friend Nikola Chen @nikolachenmusic. We'll announce it on Instagram Stories when it's up, so keep an eye! ☃️🎶

Catch your 50% off until January 5 on playtronica.com 🛒

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Created in 2014 to broaden musical education and to invent instruments from everyday life, Playtronica’s goal is to remodel the synergy between the physical and digital worlds – using the power of sound and the intensity of human touch.

Playtronica explores and arouses curiosity by using music, play, and creative opportunities. With a simple human touch and the use of conductive materials and smart textiles, objects can transform into sounds.

Playtronica's best-known device is the TouchMe –a MIDI controller that can be used in music, education, artistic practice, therapy, and in researching human perception. The TouchMe board measures the resistance values between the contact areas and converts them into notes. It sends the notes as MIDI signals to the selected online interface. Users can use a collection of online synths on the Playtronica website, professional musical software, or hardware synthesizers.

Playtronica also empowers experiential marketing and audio branding. The team has collaborated with brands like Hermes, Issey Miyake, Ikea, and Nike; and been featured in notable museums like Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, the Exploratorium, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Garage Museum.

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#agrumesenfolie 🤩 C'est la fête des agrumes à la Biocoop La Belzsaison ! On a imaginé une petite installation musicale interactive pour l’occasion. Merci à toute l’équipe, Benjamin, Camille et Cécile de la team Fruit-lég, Julian Biblocq de Forró na chuva pour les percus brésiliennes… 🙏 Visible jusqu'à lundi à Belz! ☀☀☀ Installation réalisée avec un contrôleur Playtronica #playtron alimenté sur batterie, #MIDI en #Bluetooth grâce à un CME Pro - The MIDI Experts #Widi U-Host et l’app Koala Sampler sur #iPad. #digitalart #performance #music #samba #brazil #biocoop #fruits #agrumes #pomelo #corse #mandarine #orange #citron #kumkwat #lemon #grapefruit #belzsaison #bretagne #concours #installationart #systemno3 #etal #market
Absolutely loving my Playtron and Touch Me! Unfortunately, I'm extremely busy and have not had time to experiment very often. What I'd like to do is play hardware synthesizers with these controllers. Is that possible? And if so, how?
Сегодня у нас особенный сюжет для тех, кто грустит в День всех влюбленных (и не только в этот день), потому что вторая половинка не рядом. А если точнее, поговорим о том, как современные технологии могут помочь пережить разлуку и даже почувствовать друг друга на расстоянии❤ И да, мы вас любим и надеемся, что это взаимно!😇💙 Благодарим за помощь в съемке сюжета Playtronica — студию креативных технологий, базирующуюся на звуке и касаниях
С 2021 г. мы решили ввести традицию рассказывать о самых интересных разработках российских промышленных дизайнеров в уходящем году. В этот раз мы выделили 9 разработок, которые и стали основой для создания сувенира. Фигурные пазлы в сборе представляют собой комнату с новинками дизайна 2021 года. 1. Протез MeHandA. Дизайнер: MaxBionic 2. Табурет Totem. Дизайнер: Kibardin Design 3. Электромобиль FLIP. Дизайнер: Сбер 4. Синтезатор Orbita. Дизайнер: Playtronica 5. Смарт-дисплей SberPortal. Дизайнер: Сбер и notAnotherOne 6. Набор посуды Скопкарь. Дизайнеры: Michael Chistyakov и Юлия Чистякова (M___Y.Design) 7. I’m a bag. Дизайнер: Mайя Прохорова 8. Светильник Alis. Дизайнер: Potemine 9. Ковер HEAR MY ROOOAR! Дизайнер: Andrey Budko Протез MeHandA, Смарт-дисплей SberPortal, Набор посуды Скопкарь и I`m a bag получили престижную премию Red Dot Design в 2021! Starting from 2021, we’re introducing a tradition of writing about the most interesting developments of Russian industrial designers in the past year. This time we’ve chosen 9 developments, which inspired us to create souvenirs. Figured jigsaw puzzles assembled all together are a room with design novelties of 2021. 1. MeHandA prosthesis. Designer: MaxBionic 2. Totem stool. Designer: Kibardin Design 3. FLIP electric car. Designer: Сбер 4. Orbita music sequencer. Designer: Playtronica 5. SberPortal smart display. Designer: Сбер and notAnotherOne 6. Skopkar tableware set. Designers: Michael Chistyakov and (M___Y.Design) 7. I'm a bag. Designer: Mайя Прохорова 8. Alis lamp. Designer: Potemine 9. HEAR MY ROOOAR! rug. Designer: Andrey Budko MeHandA prosthesis, SberPortal smart display, Skopkar tableware set and I`m a bag received the prestigious Red Dot Design award in 2021! #сцд #промышленныйдизайн #промдизайн #промдизайнеры #reddotaward #industrialdesign #design #дизайн
Hola! Algú a Barcelona que vulgui col·laborar en una exposició tocant la playtronica amb plantes? Contacteu-me! Gràcies!
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“Passion Flower” played by firekid on a Gardyn hydroponic + Playtronica playtron. Keep an eye out for new music from firekid, exclusively on Bandcamp, February 18th! Preorder HERE: https://firekid.bandcamp.com/album/muscle-shoals-metaphysical-deluxe
Last monday was a blue day so I recorded this New Order cover… BLUE MONDAY ! 🦋 Played on teenage engineering #pocketoperators (Rythm, Sub & Factory), Koala Sampler app on iPad with samples (acoustic bass, synth pads and vocals) triggered by Playtronica #Playtron controller wired to this old radio… And as effects: Elektron #AnalogDrive and KORG #NTS-1 for reverb on the POs, plus Eventide Audio #Shimmer VST and Waves #Retrofi Enjoy 💙💙💙 #bluemonday #neworder #bleu #lundi #monday #blue #remix #cover #PO #synthesizers #music #electronimusic #jam #hardware #dawless #song #jamuary2022 #jamuary #yourtronica #playtronica #pocketsynth #sampler #light #playtronicajamuary
️Only a few days left to win a brand new Playtronica Touch Activated Midi Controller for your school or college by taking part in our Sound Arts Competition! We're inviting young people aged 15 - 19 (schools and colleges too!) to produce a short soundscape, no longer than 8 minutes. Find out more on our journal. Deadline: Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 5pm (GMT)