The Wave MIDI controller in the form of a ring is a project of the technology startup Genki Insruments (Iceland), presented on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. Unlike conventional rings, which have a fixed size, Wave can be worn on a finger of any thickness, thanks to a special stretchable bracelet, where the main module of the ring is inserted.
To learn how to use Wave, you need to master five basic movements, which you then need to “bind” to the software. For example, moving your hand with the ring from right to left will change the position of the volume control, but to change the tempo, you just need to tap with your finger.
The Wave filling consists of a Bluetooth antenna, motion sensors, a battery designed for 4 hours of operation and a special Eurorack module for connecting the gadget to synthesizers.
Wave has already been successfully tested with many digital audio applications - Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Reaper, Bitwig, FL Studio, Studio One, Garage Band G-Stomper Studio / Rhythm and more. With 30, 000 planned, the startup has already raised $ 43, 000. It can be purchased on Indiegogo Wave for $ 129.
It should be noted that this is far from the first such gadget. For example, one of its predecessors is the iRing musical ring from Enhancia Multimedia, with which you can gesture with your hands to control sounds and effects.