Remidi T8 turns your hand into a musical instrument

Learning a musical instrument takes patience, skill and a lot of practice. But this wearable aims to simplify the whole process.

The Remidi T8 is a glove that lets you make music just by tapping the table. Or your thigh, or someone else’s face, or pretty much any surface in fact. So now you can practice making sweet music without leaving your desk.

You programme each of the eight pressure-sensitive sensors in the fingers and palms to either make new sounds or to remix existing ones. Then you just make hand gestures to control the effects.

Because the sensors are pressure-sensitive, it knows how long you press, how hard, and how soft you release, and reacts accordingly. That gives you unprecedented control over what sound you make and how long it lasts. It also reads your gestures, as well as how fast you move your hand, letting you customise the tone, reverb, elongation and tempo.

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You can make music as you go and store it on the accompanying app, or sync it with pro-level desktop music software like Ableton, GarageBand, Logic Pro X and FL Studio.

It’s aimed at DJs and producers, but it looks like a lot of fun for us regular Joes too. It’s raised over half its funding goal and still has 29 days to go. Pledge $199 (£139) and it can be yours on an early bird. If successful, it will ship in September.