Surface beats with Vectorform

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SurfaceDJ from Vectorform was one of my favorite applications shown at PDC.  Not only does it involve Multi-touch, Surface and music; but it is an example of a new form of collaborative application.  Joe Engalan and Markus Sheldon build up the music, keep it alive and then break it down in real-time while working together at the Surface table.  I want one!

Check out Vectorform's Surface blog to see some of their other Surface applications. Yes, they are the ones behind NBC's Electoral application.



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      Jesse Qu
      So incredible!  I experienced the demo in TechED China 2008! So Great!
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      Surface seems so much smoother than the touchscreens.  Does it have higher-end hardware inside?

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      I saw this a while ago and Surface is definitely a very flexible virtual instrument.
      It would be interesting to use Reason 4 with a surface and an onscreen keyboard and drumpad.
      Virtual turntables would be interesting too.
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      I hope they can port this to Windows 7. That would be something interesting. Although using it on upright touchscreen would be a little awkward...

      If someone could make a multitouch monitor that can go from being upright to being flat easily, then this would make a nice Win7 application.
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      The Elo touch screens I use are designed to pivot though 90 deg, but at fixed height, would be cool to come up with a mount that could let you flip it flat and the slide down to desk height without becoming unstable and remaining rigid, bit like a desktop drafting board.

      EDIT: just watched the video, I sooo want one Smiley

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      Cool and natural app for surface.  Can you drag and spin the edge of circle for "scratch" and repeat effects? 
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      No, but that sounds like a great feature for version 2! Smiley
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      veryy good

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      veryy good

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