Tribal Tools, an Israeli based company, has built a wireless wooden instrument that has the potential to change live electronic performance and creation as we know it.
After five years in production, weighing in at 5kg and at 120cm in length, the Kadabra is made of hardwood and brings together electronic technology and an eye-catching design. Essentially wrapping around it's player, the Kadabra brings electronic performance closer than ever before.
The 24 copper pipe keys are carved into lower part of the instrument, alongside multicoloured LED lighting. Built to correspond to scales, functions and tones, the instrument gives it’s player a visual presentation of their performance. At the top of the body are 12 control buttons, three thumb buttons, three pressure sensors, six utility buttons and a wheel encoder.
With the ability to create 16 different sounds simultaneously, the Kadabra is the ultimate music machine. Wireless technology enables the player to move around as they please in their studio or on stage when performing live.
Adding to it’s exciting features, it also offers a built in loop player and a head unit that can be swapped for a microphone mount. Currently in their last stages of production, Tribal Tools is set to release the Kadabra later this year.