Naonext, a Couëron, France based developer of solutions for man-machine interaction in interactive digital arts, raised €170k in seed funding.
Backers included angels from ABAB (Atlantic Business Angels Booster).
The company intends to use the funds for the development and commercialization of its Crystal Ball.
Co-founded by Benjamin Fournier, Thomas Laurenson, and Charles Vo Khac Minh, Naonext specializes in design, production and sale of interactive interfaces for digital arts. It designs both “custom” scenic solutions for professional artists and interfaces for all series, such as “Crystal Ball”, a movement based interface that allows intuitive control of machines such as MIDI synthesizers or creation software. Its optical sensors are sensitive to distance and speed, in order to control samples, effects, lights, videos, etc.
Crystall Ball’s USB plug’n’play is compatible with software such as Ableton Live, Serato, Logic Studio, Max / MSP.
It is currently marketed in Nantes instrument store Michenaud music via the site and e-commerce Woodbrass.
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