The Altura is a MIDI controller that emulates the Theremin, the classic early electronic musical instrument. As you move your hands in the air, the Altura transmits MIDI data to your synthesizer to control pitch, volume, velocity, bend, modulation, portamento, and more! Use it to control any MIDI synthesizer, such as the Macchiato Mini Synth.
A theremin is a musical instrument that is played by waving one’s hands in midair over the instrument itself. Many describe the sound as uncanny, sinister, ghostly, unnatural, unearthly, supernatural, and/or otherworldly. This is also what makes theremins so cool.