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Check out the best high-tech music gadgets at SXSW 2016

Oscar Raymundo | March 21, 2016
From wearable music gloves to sound-augmenting earbuds, SXSW showcased the most cutting-edge tech for music lovers.

T8 Wearable Instrument

I’ve always been jealous of musicians who can play the guitar, the piano, and especially the drums. Thankfully, now we have the technology to make an artists out of even the least talented amongst us. I went to the Arcade at the Fader Fort to try on Remidi’s brand-new T8 wearable instrument. It may look like just an ordinary glove, but this early prototype is loaded with eight sensors—one on each finger and three in the palm—so that every tap triggers a unique beat. The wristband acts as a controller, you can switch between four different sounds, and a special sensor lets you change the pitch by lifting or twisting your hand.

The T8 uses Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone or desktop and can be integrated with other music software like Ableton Live and GarageBand, so you can record your one-handed masterpiece. The Remidi team successfully funded the T8 on Kickstarter, raising over $130,000. You can preorder your T8 glove now for $350, and they are expected to ship in September.

 

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