I’m a huge Stranger Things fan, and I am looking forward to the new season in a big way. I really, really, (really, really, really) hope that the second season is able to live up to the standard that the first season set.
A while back engineers at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology built a robot that can play music. Mason Bretan’s robot goes by the name Shimon, and is a four-armed, marimba-playing robot with some serious smarts.
A few years back, a company called ROLI introduced the Seaboard, an amazing keyboard which allows musicians to add new forms of expression to their playing by introducing pressure sensitivity along the length and ends of its keys.
Fidget spinners are super popular right now. Maybe I’m not the right age, but I just don’t get it. I say just stop fidgeting and learn some self-control. Apparently they help relieve anxiety though, which I can understand.
So, what pairs well with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack? If you said Doritos, you’d be right. The snack chip maker is teaming up with Marvel Studios to promote the movie in a very cool way.
I’ve never heard of the band called “The Wackids” before, but by god are they awesome. These guys took a bunch of kids toy instruments and blasted out some awesome music in the form of a cover of the classic Rage Against the Machine tune Killing in the Name.
I really like the HBO series Westworld. Unlike Game of Thrones, I was able to get into Westworld right away, and loved every episode. I’m not that into the music scene, so I didn’t even realize that the piano in the bar was playing modern music until the episode where Black Hole Sun was being played.
These robots have mad skills bro. Robot’s Delight is a music video where robots rap about all of their great qualities to the tune of The Sugarhill Gang‘s 1979 hit song Rapper’s Delight. Yes, it’s as crazy and awesome as it sounds.
Last year, artist and inventor Neil Mendoza turned a hamster running in a wheel into art. How do you follow up such a feat? By creating a rock band of course. Powered by real rocks.
In his latest work, Neil turned rocks into an actual rock band that plays a cover of The Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun.
Fans of Weird Al Yankovic are going to love this news. This is the box set that you have always wanted. Weird Al released his first album in 1983, and since then he’s released 14 studio albums in total.
Dmitry Morozov created Electropollock, a modern-day homage to American expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, famous for his drippy, abstract paintings. Morozov’s robot uses a similar method to get paint onto the rolling canvas, but the finished work is determined by music fed into the system.
Vitaly Kryuchin is the head of the Russian Federation of Practical Shooting. Apparently, he also loves music, so naturally he combined both to create one strange musical instrument.
Kryuchin built something he calls the Metallophon. It is basically made from different-sized sheets of metal, which each deliver a different tone when you strike them with a bullet.
Musicians rejoice! IK Multimedia just dropped a big update to their iRig HD interface, making it the best way yet to connect musical instruments to your iOS device, PC or Mac. The iRig HD 2 lets you connect guitars, basses, and other instruments to digital devices, and lets you record, tweak and tune sounds to your heart’s content.
Looking for the latest in fashion and technology? Check out these Electric Sexy Drum Pants. Their name is completely self explanatory, though the sexy part is questionable. This is a pair of pants with a drum controller pad in the crotch.