Vectis is an accessible instrument

From music education to music production, the Vectis is an innovative way to create music.

The Vectis is a pressure-sensitive device that can be operated using the feet or other extremities, turning movement into action. From providing accessible music education to extending creative interaction, the Vectis is a novel way to engage in music.

Accessible interaction

Vectis was conceived by Alternate Devices' founder after a life-altering injury left him with a limited ability to use a keyboard or mouse. The Vectis was developed to be an easy-to-use, dynamic input peripheral that enables fast interaction with modern user interfaces.

Access to music is not universal - while music is a vital part of education and therapy, many people do not have the ability to engage in the art. The Vectis provides an accessible way to create music.

Like many innovations borne of an accessibility need, the Vectis has applications beyond the AT space. As a device that talks MIDI and OSC, it finds use among artists who create music using the latest electronics.

The Vectis allows anyone to create music


No software required

The Vectis is a pressure-sensitive device that responds to a variety of gestures. Touch-based input on the device enables users to interact with most music software, from commonplace offering such as GarageBand, to more advanced tools like Ableton and Cubase. Through standard USB or Bluetooth interfaces, the Vectis can talk to MIDI- and OSC-enabled software.

Touch and go

The Vectis is designed to "just work." It is compatible with any Windows, macOS, or Linux computer, as well as Android phones and tablets, and the iPhone and iPad, with wireless battery-powered operation. Customization is possible through a web page.

Web-based configuration

Customization of the system is possible through Alternate Devices' cloud platform. Quickly see how the Vectis is being operated and change how it interacts with attached devices, all from any internet-connected device.

Durable design

Available in a lightweight triple-bar design, as well as a durable, all-machined enclosure.

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