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Tag: Music

Circuit Board EP Generates a Unique Song Per Copy: Schrödinger’s Track

Circuit Board EP Generates a Unique Song Per Copy: Schrödinger’s Track
Artists usually place a hidden track or two in their albums. The upcoming three EPs of electronic artist Captain Credible on the other hand will each have a randomly generated track. The Dead Cats EPs are based on an ATtiny85 microcontroller and Captain Credible’s Arduino sketches.

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 can, because this piano is a giant NES.

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 without resorting to electronic drums or synthesizers. 

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 hard drives, and floppy drives along with 3D printers, CNC machines and even doorbells.

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 some creepy stuff.

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.

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.

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 machine that continuously ties and unties a necktie.

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 lyrics though.

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 is only about $300 and includes features to help you learn how to play it correctly.

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.

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 for EarthBound fans.

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, this will be Disney’s first music cassette tape since 2003.

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, making iTunes download it without people’s consent.

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 things about The Lord of the Rings to me was the soundtrack.

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 electronics skills and principles, the tinyTesla was designed to play music.