The Monolith (Monolithic two-dimensional Multitimbral Keyboard)
The Monolith allows a player to perform live all the parts simultaneously of their composition by manual fingering on a two-dimensional plane. Each linear chromatic row is a different midi channel therefore a different instrument. A player assigns different fingers to different instruments at any given moment. There is no sequencing, tracking, mapping, or programming involved.
Since the inception of the synthesizer, synthesists have wanted to individually perform all the parts of their composition live without accompaniment such as tracking, programming or programmed mapping. However the one dimensional piano keyboard prevents musicians from realizing this dream. The Monolith makes this dream a reality.