Tekh Tonic Manual
When will Tekh Tonic be released?
Currently, Tekh Tonic is in the beta testing period. We don’t have a launch date for the official release just yet. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date.
Does Tekh Tonic make any sound itself?
Think of Tekh Tonic as a controller ( like a MIDI keyboard, or something more modern like Lemur or TouchOSC ) - it just outputs control OSC and MIDI for you to control other things.
We are busy building a number of standalone sound makers that work alongside Tekh Tonic; this means when Tekh Tonic launches you’ll have a number of out-of-the-box so you can make music with your Leap from the get go.
If you use Ableton Live, you’ll find our free Max For Live devices, “Tekh Map” very useful. They make it super simple to get Tekh Tonic controlling your live sets. You can grab them for free from the Tekh Map page.
Will there be more controllers?
In addition to the current controllers ( Direct, Bounce, Fling, Morph and Zenith ), Tekh Tonic will continue to be updated after launch with new controller prototypes for you to use.
We have many ideas, but would love to hear your crazy controller ideas; if you come up with anything – head over to the support/suggestions page and add a suggestion!
My Leap works in other software, but my hand doesn't show up in Tekh Tonic
Tekh Tonic uses the very latest Leap Motion functions that are still in beta as well. You might have Leap Motion’s V1 drivers, while Tekh Tonic only works with the latest V2 drivers.
Thankfully the drivers are available for everyone to download. Head over to the Leap Motion developer page and grab the latest V2 BETA version.
If you’re still having problems after that – head over to our support page and search for your question, as it might have already been solved. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to post your question and we’ll get to you ASAP.
What is the X Y Z axis?
In 3D space X Y and Z coordinates are used to describe a position in space. In this case the X axis is the position from left to right, the Y axis is the position from down to up and the Z axis if from near to far.
What is MIDI?
MIDI is an industry standard for interfacing musical instruments and applications. To learn more see our MIDI section.
What is OSC?
OSC stands for Open Sound Control. It is a network protocol that was developed to send and receive a broad selection of data types across networks. It is higher resolution than MIDI but is not yet an industry standard. To learn more see our OSC section.