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The Oval is both an electronic musical instrument and an open-hardware music controller linked to a smartphone, tablet or computer. It allows you to change and create sounds and is also a tool for playing and learning music, sharing your compositions and performing live.

OVAL, the first digital handpan

OVAL, the electronic handpan

Do not miss this teaser before continuing.

 

DO YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT?

Inspired by the HandPans family of acoustic instruments, the Oval provides total freedom to create sounds and it’s a tool geared towards music learning and performing.

There are more ways of enjoying music besides listening. You are never too old or too young to experience the awesome feeling of playing an instrument and creating music. We believe that learning music should be fun and that you can play an instrument right away. The Oval speeds up your music learning curve, leveraging the power of technology, gaming and sharing with others.

Ovalsound was founded in 2014 by Ravid Goldschmidt and Alex Posada in Barcelona (Spain), to provide everyone with the opportunity to find a way to express themselves musically, pushing the boundaries of traditional music to new ways of interaction.

Most traditional instruments are linear, think of a guitar, a flute or a violin. The handpan is meant to be performed in circles. The interface doesn’t have a beginning or an end, so you can join musical notes together in a fluid way. The notes have a radial position and are equidistant from the Ding, the central note that sets the tone of the scale. No matter how you play, you are able to perform beautiful melodies every time.

The Oval takes the design, ergonomics and musical qualities of the handpans as an inspiration to create an electronic instrument that can be as simple for a beginner to start exploring music as a means of expression, and as complex as a professional musician wants to make it, as it allows to change sounds and scales, layer samples, real time looping and go wherever the imagination takes you.

WITH OVAL : PLAY, LEARN, SHARE, CREATE: IT IS ALL IN YOUR HANDS

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SPECS :

  • The Oval is ergonomically designed and can be played in many ways. Highly sensitive, intuitive, easy , durable and (children-proof) resistant!
  • The external case is made of Solid Surface composed by natural materials –minerals like bauxite, marble and quartz–, natural resins and acrylic
  • Carefully designed, the Oval is light, portable, durable, minimal, simple and energetically self-sufficient.
  • Easy as a backpack, you can get an additional case beautifully made of wood to take it comfortably anywhere you want and never leaving your Oval home
  • Designed, engineered and made with care in Barcelona

 

TECHNICAL SPECS:

  • Dimensions: 420 x 420 x125 mm
  • Weight: 3,1 kg
  • Materials: Solid Surface with acrylic, quartz, marble and bauxite.
  • Rechargeable long-lasting lithium battery via USB.
  • Class-compliant MIDI over USB connectivity through Lightning on iOS and USB on Android and any other operating system.
  • Bluetooth BLE connectivity with Apple BLE MIDI compatibility on iOS8 and OSX Yosemite
  • External input for a pedal or external controller
  • ARM Cortex M3 microprocessor
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low energy

 

HOW TO GET ONE?

Just launched, Kickstarter, biggest platform offers from now to Spanish creators the opportunity to finance their initiatives in euros and raise funds using a Spanish bank account. As a result, Spanish projects will be local in administrative and operational terms while having an international profile.

We are the first projects to be presented at the platform:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2101519704/oval-the-first-digital-handpan

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Furthermore we will be with them Sonar + D the next 18, 19 and 20 June in “Made with Kickstarter” their space at MarketLab will be presenting several especially interesting projects involving creative technologies and success stories that have taken place this year with Kickstarter, and in which it is presented Oval as one of the national projects will become reality thanks to the platform.

 

Remember the Kickstarter campaing  link: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2101519704/oval-the-first-digital-handpan

Also just we launched new website for the campaign.

http://ovalsound.com

And if you want, you can follow all updates at our Fan Page

https://www.facebook.com/ovalsound

Pictures & Press Release:  dropbox

Let’s make it happen!

Press: prensa@patcomunicaciones.com