Famed creators of MIDI Sprout, Data Garden have just launched a Kickstarter project to fund the production of PlantWave – a new device that creates ‘plant music’.
Using sensors placed on plants, the system detects slight electric variations of a plant, which are then translated into pitch messages. These messages are then played by a collection of inbuilt instruments that create a unique type of generative music.
Start the world’s greatest plant/producer collab with PlantWave. This innovation from Data Garden aims to perfect on its original, MIDI sprout.
After the success of Data Garden’s MIDI Sprout, the company sought to create something more palatable for people outside the music industry. The team found that the MIDI Sprout – although great – was designed to be used with pro-audio equipment.
PlantWave, on the other hand, is designed to operate wirelessly from the dedicated app on your Android or IOS device. Simply connect the PlantWaves cables to your plant and sync the app to the device via Bluetooth to make beautiful organic soundscapes.
Said software comes in three different tiers. Standard, Advanced and Pro. Advanced software gives users the ability to customise the sounds of their biorhythms. Similarly, the Pro software lets you build entire sound sets with multiple instruments. Each PlantWave device is also sustainably manufactured from renewable and recycled materials.
PlantWave aims to be available for delivery in June 2020. For more information, or to donate, visit the PlantWave Kickstarter page.