This is an early digital musical instrument that was created in a class at McGill University. The class was divided up into groups containing a technologist, a performer and a composer. The group was responsible for designing and implementing a new musical instrument and then creating a piece of music for it and then having it performed in a concert setting.
The smackon9000 utilized a wacom tablet and a keyboard in order to put early versions of the instrument into the performer's hands. This allowed the performer to give feedback about the handling of the instrument and not just speculating on the desired features. The keyboard emmulates flute fingerings because the performer was a trained flutist.