The age of the high-density screen has begun. You can bet these will start to replace the tired (and functionally limiting) LED readouts of the past. The upshot: hardware with usability rivaling computers. Oh, and it’ll look damned purty.
Teenage Engineering has this gorgeous vid of the Operator-1 “OP-1″ controller/synth prototype in action:
By the way, my sources say this thing is real. Actually shipping is another matter entirely, but there is a talented team backing this one up. And I think we’ll watch hardware makers raise the bar in all aspects of design, whether or not the big-name vendors figure that out or not.