Chomp

Status: $11,369 pledged of $25,000 goal; 6 days to go

This project will appeal to all of our readers who also produce music on the their computers. The Chomp is an inexpensive, open source ($50) MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) controller that allows users to connect up to 48 buttons, knobs, and sensors. Why would you need this? The example used by the high-school inventor Max Justicz is: Imagine you're using Garage Band (or any other musical software) and you would like to control on the variables, lets say the volume, using a solid knob. You can connect the knob to the Chomp, adjust the settings in the given software, and voila. If you're serious about digital production, you should at least check it out.