Why is it spherical? Why not just use a keyboard?
These are the first questions a lot of musicians have when they see the AlphaSphereMIDI controller. Nu Desine has released a series of videos that look at the these questions, exploring the design ideas underlying the AlphaSphere and how the new instrument works with DAWs and synths.
The first video, above, looks at the thought behind the AlphaSphere design. Additional videos, below, look into using the AlphaSphere with DAWs, to play melodies using different types of scales and to control sounds using MIDI CC.
C Major and basic notational programming
Harmonic Table and Chromatic scale layout
Controlling synth features with MIDI CC
More info is available at the AlphaSphere site.