25 best music making gadgets

Whether you're a heavy metal machine, a jazz hepcat or a synth wizard, you'll be able to make some noise with these musical gadgets


£920, airpiano.de

Using eight proximity sensors, this futuristic wood and glass ‘piano’ will play without you touching it – just wave your hands above it and tunes will happen.

If you’re just flailing about, the Airpiano will sound terrible but 40 LEDs provide virtual keys for guidance and when you hook it up to your PC or Mac you can assign keys and faders and save presets.

No doubt Björk’s strapped a load of Airpianos to her walls and is causing a beautiful synth racket as we write.