LAZER is a laser-based motion controller that can generate control over MIDI, USB or CV/Gate in response to your waving hands in a Roland D-Beam styli.
In this smart little box you have a laser light sensor that measures the distance from your hand and transforms that information into MIDI, analogue and audio signals. It has a 1mm resolution and a range of up to 50cm which can give you some very precise gesture-based control.
It works exactly as you imagine it does, for example, you can control the filter cutoff of your synth over MIDI with a wave of your hand. You can also set it to control pitch or sequencer transport and combine that with pitchbend or modulation. It doesn’t need a computer to function, all the settings are accessible through a little OLED screen. It has direct CV/Gate outputs and can control analogue synths and Eurorack modular with just a patch cable.
It is pretty nifty and capable of some lovely nuances and expressive control.
It has an oscillator inside that you can play in a Theremin style if you wish.
LAZER is stylish, simple, it knows what it is and does the job brilliantly. So if waving your hands about to control stuff and add expression is something you need then LAZER is open for preorders for about £100.