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Tag: Music

Skinny Player Gives New Meaning to Band Aids

Skinny Player Gives New Meaning to Band Aids
Designers Chih-Wei Wang and Shou-Hsi Fu think that in the future, music albums could be packaged not just in a compact medium, but one that integrates a music player as well. Their concept device Skinny Player is a lot simpler and thinner than the iPod Shuffle, incorporating storage, a battery, a play/stop button and speakers into a Band-Aid-like form factor.

Thinkgeek Synthesizer Shirt: if Keyboard Cat Wore Shirts He’D have One

Thinkgeek Synthesizer Shirt: if Keyboard Cat Wore Shirts He’D have One
The geeks over at ThinkGeek have added a new shirt to their collection of shirts that you can use to create your own band. They already have a guitar shirt and a drum shirt and now you can add this synthesizer shirt to the line to complete your 80’s T-shirt tribute band.

Fender Outs Rock Band 3 Stratocaster Controller With Real Strings

Fender Outs Rock Band 3 Stratocaster Controller With Real Strings
I know I’m not the only one who has been jamming to a tune on Rock Band and thought I could probably play the real guitar that good too if it were a game. Squire is a Fender brand and the company is famous for the Stratocaster line of guitars.

Power Gig Music Game Gets Sweet Handmade Six String Guitar Controller

Power Gig Music Game Gets Sweet Handmade Six String Guitar Controller
When I was a kid I had a short attention span, and often left things half done. I took guitar lessons for a few months until I realized that you had to practice and couldn’t just play Funky Town day one.

Hrp-4c Singing Robot: Robo-Tune

Hrp-4c Singing Robot: Robo-Tune
Just like humans, singing is a (synthesized) talent among robots. Some have it, and some don’t. AIST’s HRP-4C, a relative of the HRP-4 humanoid robot, was born to sing like a human being. An in-house developed software called VocalListener is responsible for synthesizing a natural singing voice.

Toyota Iq Disco Car: Party in the Intersection!

Toyota Iq Disco Car: Party in the Intersection!
Designed for the European market, the new Toyota iQ Disco is perfect for impromptu dance parties when you’re stuck in traffic. The shiny, sparkly car has been outfitted with with mirrored plates strategically placed along its surface.

LEGO Tardis Needs Arduino to Power Siren: Overkill?

LEGO Tardis Needs Arduino to Power Siren: Overkill?
JustJon made this great-looking LEGO Tardis, but for some reason it needs the power of an Arduino controller. Why? Well, it powers the siren and the plays the Doctor Who theme. Is it a bit much?

The Bit-52s Play Rock Lobster

The Bit-52s Play Rock Lobster
The Bit-52s are the creation of Toronto’s James Cochrane, who’s programmed an array of mechanical and electronic contraptions to crank out music, sans human musicians. The “band” features everything from a solonoid-controlled guitar, keyboard and tambourine to a set of old scanners which help give the group its squeaky Kate Pierson-esque backing vocals. 

Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead

Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead
I certainly don’t remember my old Nintendo controller making crazy sounds, but I actually rather like the idea of building synthesizers into old video game controllers. Gadget hacker Michael Rucci builds his audio mods into old electronic toys and other salvaged parts, but my personal faves are his Nintendo controller synths.

Teletron: Mind-Controlled Theremin Makes Music With Your Thoughts

Teletron: Mind-Controlled Theremin Makes Music With Your Thoughts
If you thought that the way you play the theremin wasn’t weird enough, along comes a mod which allows you to make music with nothing more than your brain – no hands required.

Annoying Tune Stuck in Your Head? Unhear It!

Annoying Tune Stuck in Your Head? Unhear It!
Ever had a song stuck in your head for a few days and tried desperately to get it rid of it? Now you can use unhearit to make sure that you won’t hear it again. The song is apparently a random song and “uses the latest in reverse auditory melodic unstickification technology” to purge your mind.

N.U.T.Z.: the Nuttiest C64 Music Video You’Ll See Today

N.U.T.Z.: the Nuttiest C64 Music Video You’Ll See Today
The following sentence from the description for this music video for Germany’s Kabelbrand pretty much sums it up… “Godzilla Squirrel attacks Cologne !!!” Got it? Good. Oh, they forgot to mention the part about the chainsaw.

Vinyly Turns Your Ashes to Vinyl, Gives You One Last Chance to be a Hit at Parties

Vinyly Turns Your Ashes to Vinyl, Gives You One Last Chance to be a Hit at Parties
I find this beyond creepy but hey, there are billions of people in the world, so I guess there must be people out there who would just love for their remains to be turned into vinyl records.

Chiptune Showcase Comes to Pax 2010

Chiptune Showcase Comes to Pax 2010
If  you’re heading to the Penny Arcade Expo next week, be sure to swing by and check out the latest addition to their conference schedule, the Chiptune Showcase. A variety of 8-bit musical performers will take the stage for the 2 hour concert, including bands with awesome names like Fighter X and Spamtron.

Star Trek Theme Songs have Lyrics

Star Trek Theme Songs have Lyrics
Every once in a while, I get a flashback to Bill Murray’s lyrical version of the Star Wars theme, and start busting out into “Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars…” I guess that YouTuber qcomts was thinking along the same lines when he created his vocalized versions of classic Star Trek theme songs.

A Round of Street Fighter Beatboxing

A Round of Street Fighter Beatboxing
Hikakin –  he of the superb Super Mario beatbox – is back with his version of a round of Street Fighter (II?), specifically Ken vs. Dhalsim. Insert coin and press start: