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Tag: Music

Leap Sensor Virtual Drum Machine: AirBeats

Leap Sensor Virtual Drum Machine: AirBeats
Earlier this year we saw AirHarp, a virtual harp that uses the Leap gesture controller, letting the user make music by playing an imaginary harp. The developer behind the AirHarp recently introduced a similar program but for a more popular instrument.

QuNeo Multitouch Music Controller: A Fingers-on Review

QuNeo Multitouch Music Controller: A Fingers-on Review
A while back, I wrote about the QuNeo, a reasonably priced, multitouch music controller, packed with triggers and modifiers. The folks at Keith McMillen Instruments were kind enough to set me up with a QuNeo so I could put it to the test.

Neuro Knitting’s Scarves Will Cover Your Neck in Brain Waves

Neuro Knitting’s Scarves Will Cover Your Neck in Brain Waves
Customized scarves are nothing new, but artists Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet still came up with something truly novel and different in this category. They worked with Sebastian Mealla from the Music Technology Group in Barcelona to create something called Neuro Knitting.

Turntable Ashtrays: Scratch n’ Whiff

Turntable Ashtrays: Scratch n’ Whiff
Musicians and things that can be smoked go together like people and vices. Overly realistic and thus useless analogy FTW! But if those things do have a space in your life, check out the Decktray. Made by artist Terry Griffiths, these functional artworks are ashtrays that look like turntables.

Steamroller Music Box Plays Star Spangled Banner, Though It’s a Little Flat

Steamroller Music Box Plays Star Spangled Banner, Though It’s a Little Flat
Music boxes are one of the oldest forms of storing and playing back music. Just don’t expect anything fancy. Now the simple music box concept has been taken to the next level. We’re talking huge. If this Steamroller music box ever gets loose, it will flatten you to the tune of The Star Spangled Banner.

Crosley Spinnerette USB Converter Turntable: Hands-on Review

Crosley Spinnerette USB Converter Turntable: Hands-on Review
I’m probably dating myself, but I still have a massive collection of old vinyl records gathering dust in bins in my closet. I actually no longer have a turntable, so other than the few records I purchased as CDs or in digital formats, I haven’t listened to them in a dog’s age.

Smack Attack Steering Wheel Drum Kit: Drum & Drive

Smack Attack Steering Wheel Drum Kit: Drum & Drive
Do you love drumming your fingers on your car’s steering wheel while you drive? If Gregor “G-Man” Hanuschak has his way, soon you can actually make drum sounds when you tap on your steering wheel. G-Man invented Smack Attack, a steering wheel cover with 8 touch sensitive sensors.

Urchin Bluetooth Speaker is Ready for Anything

Urchin Bluetooth Speaker is Ready for Anything
I used to think that Bluetooth speakers were pretty superfluous, until someone gave me one. From then on, I’ve used one almost every day. The Urchin is a rugged new Bluetooth speaker and features interchangeable silicone skins, giving it a distinctive look.

Animatronic Ray Charles Performs on the Streets of Osaka: Hit the Road, Jack!

Animatronic Ray Charles Performs on the Streets of Osaka: Hit the Road, Jack!
You expect to see robots in Japan, but nowadays even their street performers are animatronic. Now, someone in Osaka has developed his own life-size singing Ray Charles robot. He may have Georgia on his mind, but this Ray lives in Japan.

Korg Kaoss KP3+ and Kaossilator Pro+ Synth Specs, Price and Release Date Announced

Korg Kaoss KP3+ and Kaossilator Pro+ Synth Specs, Price and Release Date Announced
If you like to make your own music and prefer to use synthesizers over analog musical instruments, you will probably be familiar with the name Korg. The company has announced that it has added a pair of the synthesizers to its Kaoss family.

Complicated Music: Triolin Needs Three Violinists to Play in Sync, Backwards

Complicated Music: Triolin Needs Three Violinists to Play in Sync, Backwards
The violin just got an upgrade, but in all the wrong places. Alex Sobolev’s Triolin is basically three violins in one, and while it might seem like a novel albeit unusual idea to modify the classical string instrument, I don’t think violinists will agree.

Mico Headphones Picks Your Brain and Plays Music Based on Your Mood

Mico Headphones Picks Your Brain and Plays Music Based on Your Mood
Sometimes, songs can speak to you in ways that no mere words ever could. Whether you’re happy, sad, melancholic, in love, or broken-hearted, chances are you’ll find a someone who’s already singing a song about it.

Seaboard Musical Instrument Has Truly Pressure Sensitive Keys: Piano 3.0

Seaboard Musical Instrument Has Truly Pressure Sensitive Keys: Piano 3.0
…if you know how to play the piano or any other chordophone you might be thinking, “All keyboards are pressure sensitive!” Which is true: the harder you strike a key on a piano, the louder the sound it makes.

Y-Drum Portable Drum Set Concept: Roadie Friendly Percussion

Y-Drum Portable Drum Set Concept: Roadie Friendly Percussion
The traditional drum set is one of the least portable musical instruments, which is why beginners are usually left with practice pads while their bandmates are out wooing tone deaf chicks just by showing up with a guitar and unwashed clothes.

Soul Party in a Box Music P910 Player: The Luxury Boombox

Soul Party in a Box Music P910 Player: The Luxury Boombox
There are many products which have been sold as a “party in a box,” but I’ve never heard the term applied to a music player. This audio player is named thusly because it’s completely self-contained, and aims to be the life of your next party – hopefully waking up your neighbors very late at night.

Just Roll with It: Fujifilm Beat Diaphragm Speakers Curl up and Roll into Themselves

Just Roll with It: Fujifilm Beat Diaphragm Speakers Curl up and Roll into Themselves
Speakers now come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so it’s quite a feat when someone announces that they’ve developed a speaker that no one else has thought to make before (except maybe these guys).