Monome aim to refine the way people consider control interfaces. And with their high-end controllers they do just that by combining minimal elegant design with practical functionality.
With a sleek product palatte of just 3 LED-matrix USB devices on offer, their repertoire is small but very very beautiful.
The monome developers seek less complex, more versatile tools: accessible, yet fundamentally adaptable. They believe these parameters are most directly achieved through minimalistic design, enabling users to more quickly discover new ways to work, play, and connect. flexibility not as a feature, but the foundation.
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Monome strive for economic and ecological sustainability. careful design practice allows the contribution to culture and preserve the environment by choosing domestic, high-quality, and responsible providers and production facilities. there is an acknowledgement that our future will depend on our ability to support and maintain a local,regenerative economy.
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Monome believes that open source is commercially viable and mutually beneficial for our collective and the consumer. in opening our software we eliminate wasteful, redundant coding for ourselves by incorporating proven libraries and frameworks. we in turn provide these same benefits to others who wish to incorporate our development efforts into their projects. distributed development leads to more stable software and more creative application design. open applications provide more flexibility for users to adapt tools to their specific needs, encourage creative use of software and hardware, and produce a greater diversity output from users.
MONOME controllers are available through http://monome.org
Price: from $500 for finished devices. DIY kits also available