Evo: the MIDI controller keyboard with touch-sensitive keys

Will the design of the Evo stick?
Will the design of the Evo stick?

Touch-sensitive keyboards (such as those that are found in many iOS music making apps) and traditional hardware MIDI keyboards have, up until now, occupied different creative spaces, but the Evo is a new product from Endeavour that attempts to bring these two designs together.

On the surface, it looks just like a standard MIDI controller, but as you'll see if you watch the video above, the Evo can also track the movement of your fingers up and down the keys to give you more expressive options.

So it's pressure/touch-sensitivity combined - a 'third way' for controllers, if you like. The Endeavour website suggests that more information will be available on 23 November, so be sure to check back there then.

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.