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Tag: Music

Super Mario Tunes Played on an NES Piano: Super Mario Bach?

Super Mario Tunes Played on an NES Piano: Super Mario Bach?
You have probably listened to the Super Mario Bros. soundtrack hundreds of times, but have you ever listened to a piano medley of the game’s greatest hits played on a giant Nintendo Entertainment System? Now you…
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Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion
A drum trigger is a device that converts hits on an acoustic drum into electronic signals that activate digital sounds. You can use them to achieve a cleaner sound in live performances or use sound effects…
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Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments

Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments
We’ve seen floppy drives and hard drives used to make music, but laurens.weyn’s Unconventional Instrument Orchestra can use “pretty much anything with steppers, or anything that makes noise on a signal pulse as percussion.” That includes…
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Electric Knife Orchestra Plays “Stayin’ Alive”

Electric Knife Orchestra Plays “Stayin’ Alive”
I can’t help thinking that The Electric Knife Orchestra is the beginning of a robot that kills by chopping humans into pieces to a catchy soundtrack. Like, say, the Bee Gee’s Stayin’ Alive. Yeah, this is…
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DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move
A couple of years ago we featured DrumPants, a set of wearable drumpads. Now the company is raising funds for the second version of its unique MIDI controller, which has improved features and open source software.…
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This Woman Plays Piano as All of the Doctors

This Woman Plays Piano as All of the Doctors
This is like a mini piano concert for Doctor Who fans. Composer Sonya Belousova steps out of the TARDIS and performs an awesome classical piano arrangement of the show’s theme song on her TARDIS-colored grand piano.…
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Save 33% on the Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

Save 33% on the Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar
Whether you want to learn how to play guitar, or just want to jam wherever you go, this gadget is an awesome way to add some guitar to your day, without having to carry around a…
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Violin-playing Robot: RO-BOW

Violin-playing Robot: RO-BOW
Since retiring in 2002, mechanical engineer and bioengineer Seth Goldstein has spent a lot of his free time making kinetic sculptures. You may have heard of him before as the creator of the Why Knot?, a…
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DigiTech Trio Guitar Pedal Adds Bass and Drum Accompaniment: Forever Alone’s Bandmate

DigiTech Trio Guitar Pedal Adds Bass and Drum Accompaniment: Forever Alone’s Bandmate
Becoming a one man band is about to become way easier thanks to the DigiTech Trio, a guitar pedal that can automatically add drum and bass parts that match your guitar playing. It won’t fix your…
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Moog Theremini: The Accessible Theremin

Moog Theremini: The Accessible Theremin
Ever wanted to play a theremin just so you could play the opening theme song from Star Trek? Most theremins are expensive and extremely difficult to master. On the other hand, this modern theremin by Moog…
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PianoArc Round Keyboard: Music is a Flat Circle

PianoArc Round Keyboard: Music is a Flat Circle
Brockett Parsons plays keyboard for Lady Gaga, who is as famous for her outlandish outfits as for her songs. Brockett wanted to get in line with his star and be an eye-catching performer on his own.…
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Fangamer EarthBound Fan Bundle: This Merch Stinks

Fangamer EarthBound Fan Bundle: This Merch Stinks
… and if you didn’t get that reference, this is probably not for you. Video game merchandise store Fangamer is raising funds on Kickstarter for You Are Now EarthBound, a collection of artworks made by and…
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Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Will Be Released on Cassette Tape: Side A, Side B, A Bit of Both.

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Will Be Released on Cassette Tape: Side A, Side B, A Bit of Both.
Dust off your Walkman, because Peter Quill’s memento of Earth will soon be yours, thanks to Disney. The Awesome Mix Vol. 1 mixtape will have a limited edition cassette tape release this November. According to Billboard,…
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Pro Bono 1 Speaker Replaces Your Music with U2 Songs: Songs of Annoyance

Pro Bono 1 Speaker Replaces Your Music with U2 Songs: Songs of Annoyance
A couple of weeks ago, after it unveiled the new iPhones and its smartwatch, Apple’s “one more thing” was… spam. The company gave away U2’s latest album Songs of Innocence for free to all iTunes users,…
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Lincoln Center LOTR Screenings to Have a Live Orchestra!

Lincoln Center LOTR Screenings to Have a Live Orchestra!
I have always been a fan of films that have an orchestral soundtrack behind the action on screen. Some films have normal music, and that’s cool, but an orchestra is my favorite. One of the cool…
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tinyTesla Desktop Musical Tesla Coil: Electric Cutie

tinyTesla Desktop Musical Tesla Coil: Electric Cutie
Last year we checked out oneTesla’s DIY Tesla coil kit for electronics experts. The students-turned-entrepreneurs are now back with tinyTesla, a smaller DIY kit aimed at middle and high school students. Aside from teaching children basic…
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