ElecFreaks has put together a DIY tutorial on how to build a laser piano.
Their laser piano is pretty MacGyver’d – housed in a cardboard box. But you could use their same approach to build the instrument in a sturdier case or even to make a laser harp.
Here’s a demo of the DIY laser piano in action: Continue reading
Roland today officially announced the SH-101 Plug-Out software synthesizer – described as a complete reproduction of the vintage SH-101.
The SH-101 is a monophonic synthesizer launched by Roland in 1982 that features a one-VCO > one-VCF > one-VCA > one-LFO synth architecture. Now Roland has released it as a plugin for Mac & Windows, and a ‘Plug-Out’ for the new Aira System-1.
Here’s an official video intro from Roland: Continue reading
Instrument designer Roger Linn today released a couple of videos that demo the LinnStrument – a new multitouch musical instrument. Both demos highlight the instruments ability to let you independently articulate each individual note.
The first video, above, demos the LinnStrument being used with a pedal steel guitar sound. The second, below, explores more of a blues harmonica sound. Continue reading
This video captures a demo of the LegoTechno 2.0 Sliding Puzzle Sequencer. It’s built using littleBits Synth + Arduino + CV + NI Maschine + LEGO building pieces. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via acemonvw, is a ‘future chill’ synth jam using the Korg Electribe EMX-1 alone (with Eventide Space reverb).
Magnetovore has released a new demo video for their Magnetic Cello, featuring cellist Ben Sollee. Continue reading
This video, via Greig (Theremin Hero), captures an 8-bit NES Keytar performance of the Game Of Thrones theme – with MIDI-controlled lasers.
Greig’s NESKeytar is a cross between an original Nintendo console, a Guitar Hero controller and a miniature toy keyboard. The hybrid instrument fully utilities the NES sound chip to produce lo-fi arpeggios, heard in this tribute to the theme of Game of Thrones. Continue reading
This video, via Geert Bevin, is a quick update on what’s going on with Roger Linn’s LinnStrument, showing the responsiveness of the sensor using Animoog on the iPad.
Bevin is helping out Linn with the LinnStrument’s software.