Touch Chord

Touch Chord is a touch sensitive breath controlled instrument.

This is the first breath powered accessible instrument that allows the player the ability to play notes and chords over three octaves with only two fingers. The unique layout and design means the player does not need previous musical training to play and write complex chord sequences or melodies.

The breath control provides a dimension of expression missing from touch screen virtual instruments and buttons.

Created in collaboration with John Kelly, Bare Conductive and features Electric Paint and Touch Board.

Hi Note

Hi Note was developed for Clarence Adoo, a trumpeter who suffered a car accident and wished to continue making music. Clarence works at the Sage Gateshead.

Hi Note is an innovative and highly technological instrument. Our mission is to develop a hands free music controller for people with limited physical movement looking specifically at people with paralysis.

Hi Note is developed with a 9-dimensional wireless motion sensor developed by Music Bricks and IRCAM called the Riot sensor.

The Hi Note headset empowers the player to select and play musical notes with feather-light breath pressure as well the ability to control any computer. Using breath pressure, head position and in the future other mouth controls, the device will allow the player to perform and compose all kinds of music.

Hi Note has its own custom control screen that plays with popular music software Ableton Live


At the #MTF Labs in Stockholm, DJ Arthro worked with Vahakn of Human Instruments and Tim Yates of Hackoustic on some modifications to his spaceship. The modifications later came to be #LOOPFREE. A customisable device for wireless loop control over Ableton.

LOOPFREE is a wireless musical device which allows any player lightning fast wireless control of elaborate looping setups using popular music software Ableton Live. Stepping up to the demand of live on-stage music production technology, this device was created in a collaboration between producer and performer DJ Arthro, and accessible instrument developers Tim Yates and Human Instruments.

“This loop controller opens up an entirely new universe for performing.” Says Palm. The pound-able arcade buttons clamp to his chair via a 3d printed airframe and sends wireless commands to his setup to loop to the beat and control any number of tracks whilst he captures and twists his ‘in the moment’ performances.

LOOPFREE is a platform. Users may create any package or physical unit to contain the electronics and button interface and mount it to any desired object. Get in touch if you are interested...