Did you ever want to control a drum beat while you play guitar?
Percussive guitar players, do this by hitting their guitar with their fingers as they play.
Robin Sukroso, a dedicated acoustic guitar player, realized this idea could be extended to allow you to control a full orchestra of sounds.
Robin wanted ACPAD to feel natural while you are playing the guitar.
It had to be very thin. But it had to be smart enough to handle variable touch.
ACPAD is a super-thin controller that you can attach directly on your guitar, without affecting its original acoustics. It brings effects and sounds from other instruments at the reach of your hand, that you can play along with, in real time.
I love @RobinSukroso ‘s ACPAD on my guitar. I’m creating whole songs, at the very moment of inspiration: no more waiting for a studio appointment, no more wasting time: just making music.
Notes from the audio interview with the maker: (listen here)
01:46 How Robin’s wish to mix acoustic and electronic music gave birth to ACPAD
04:40 The unique features of ACPAD
10:00 Getting 1.7 Million views on YouTube
10:57 What happens when you invite famous people to use your device
20:20 When social media coverage happens organically
31:11 Dealing with legal stiffness and its scary language
34:37 How to structure your company when it has international attendance