Laptop with Ensemble Designer software on the screen

Apollo Ensemble is a flexible, multisensory toolkit for creating accessible musical instruments and sensory environments to suit individual abilities.

Our Ensemble software seamlessly interacts with a wide range of different input devices, allowing you to choose the best for each person or application. Inputs can be linked to sound, image and lighting, meaning you can create instruments that stimulate all the senses.

The simple drag and drop Designer software helps you create new themes in seconds, whilst Launchpad is a stand-alone application for playing themes. Changing a setup is as simple as clicking on a new theme.

Explore the Ensemble Software

Customer stories

Explore how other people have used Ensemble to create portable music kits, sensory spaces and new musical instruments.

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Different ways of controlling Ensemble

Inputs

For a range of abilities you need a range of different controllers. We believe that a single input device won’t work for everyone so, as well as making our own controllers, we’ve designed Ensemble to work with other assistive and mainstream technologies.

Ensemble Sensors

Our own wireless sensors and switch interfaces.

MIDI

Any MIDI instrument; software or hardware.

Games Controllers

Xbox games controllers to USB switch interfaces.

Keyboard & Mouse

Keyboards, mice, MakeyMakey and more.

Outputs

Ensemble is designed to be a musical instrument, so MIDI and sound generation are at its heart.

We also know that multi sensory stimulus can be very important both to players and an audience. That’s why Ensemble can also be used to trigger and control images, video, lighting and special effects. 

Sound & MIDI

Audio clips and MIDI notes, chords and controllers.

Image & Video

Trigger visuals on a screen or projector.

Lighting & Effects

Control industry standard DMX lighting.

 

Different things Ensemble can control including lighting, image & sound