Jul 01, 2016 / Products
XOXX Composer by Axel Bluhme

XOXX Composer is a minimal music box designed by Sweden-based designer Axel Bluhme. XOXX Composer is a sound sample instrument using magnets to create digital music in a playful and visual way. XOXX wants to simplify the language of rhythm by exposing how hidden digital functions like; sampling, looping and sequencing relate to mechanical functions and physical interaction. It is a plug and play hardware and desktop app that have been designed to let anyone create music from all kinds of genres, from raw industrial techno to groovy 80’s disco to dusty hip hop beats, by simply snapping magnets in place. There are eight rotating discs meaning eight sound samples can be played dynamically with one another at the same time. Each disc is quantized into 16 steps for the possibility to create complex rhythmical patterns. Below each disc there is a physical interface for pitch tuning and volume output.