What Is The Syntheshredder?

What Is The Syntheshredder?

Designer Jesse Chorng thought it would be cool to combine skateboarding and sound synthesis.

So he’s building The Syntheshredder.

It’s a 20ft diameter skate bowl that will house sensors embedded under the surface. These will then be routed to a series of hardware instruments as well as custom software that will effectively turn the ramp into a versatile musical instrument.

By transforming the skater into the musician, the Syntheshredder will have the potential to generate sounds and layered compositions that Chorng believes will be ‘quite powerful and compelling’.

Along with several musicians and artists, Chorng plans to produce several tracks which will be pressed onto a limited edition run of 12″ vinyl records.

Chorng is raising funds for building The Syntheshredder as a Kickstarter project.

6 thoughts on “What Is The Syntheshredder?

  1. hard to believe some priveledged kid gets funding or can afford such stupid and valueless project.
    Yet again America's indulgences know no bounds.As a music tech and midi tutor , who has worked with street kids, junkies etc on sound projects, this skateboard ramp seems a joke.
    Is it April the first today?

  2. i would totally agree with this post. sounds like a 'bs' excuse for money. sell the bowl and go smoke a bowl after like real college kids do. fggt.

  3. Could you elaborate on that? i do not understand what you want to say:
    1) The guy is an overpriviliged kid that wastes his time at university? He should get some real job and pay the installation himself?
    2) The installation is ridiculous and has no artistic value. He is wasting his and other peoples valuable time. This work is worthless

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