Stretta x Arc4: Holocene

Posted by Scott

You may remember the lust-worthy Arc Encoder that I recently posted on. Well apparently there’s an Arc4 (four encoders) and Stretta has created a beautiful video of an Arc4 performance. I was already loving the Arc after seeing the stills, but seeing it in motion takes it to another level. I love the movement of the LEDs, very reminiscent of reel-to-reel tape. Makes you feel all warm and analog-ey inside.

Stretta – Holocene via Create Digital Music

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Marcus says:

March 31, 2011 at 1:30 am

Every time I buy something new, I find something newer and sleeker! Beautiful design, I love when everything goes haywire at around 2:30 and the Arc4 ends up looking like something from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

But my main attraction has to be the wooden build of the Arc products.. One word.. Mouthwatering..


J. Schnable says:

March 31, 2011 at 7:31 am

The Arc4 looks like it belongs on top of my 70’s era Yamaha CR-800 stereo receiver… when it’s not on my desk beneath the computer, that is.



cmh says:

April 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I just purchased the new walnut 64 monome. The pictures really don’t do the craftsmanship justice. It is such an elegant and beautiful device. I think eventually I’m going to get a grayscale 128 and the arc. I love my hardware gear but I also find this makes working with the computer much more enjoyable.