Designer Ramon Schreuder has developed a haptic interface which can be used by multiple people to compose electronic music using objects. These objects come to life when they are placed on a table that incorporates a multi-touch screen. The system recognizes the object and knows which instrument or sound effect it represents. The music is created by moving the objects around on the table, which also produces light effects.
Thanks to the Social Sound machine, making electronic music is no longer a solitary activity. Using special pieces and their own voice, people can compose a unique work of music on an interactive table. The creative interaction of making music joins people.