Beatoven is a tangible music controller project that lets users ‘cook’ with beats, using objects as ‘ingredients’ to be mixed.
The Sormina is a new electronic instrument, designed by Juhani Räisänen, that combines traditional materials with wireless support.: The purpose was to create a new instrument that would be as nuanced, and as easy to hold, as the violin. At the same time we wanted to have a modern instrument with electronic sounds and also visual… Read More The Sormina – A New Wireless Instrument From Finland
This is a functional demo of the sensors of textile designer Lara Grant’s Ruffletron, a wearable musical interface. The Ruffletron is a prototype of a wearable musical interface and an experiment in performative interaction. The project was created in collaboration with Cullen Miller.
This video, via Nay-Seven, is a demo of using a Rock Band 3 Fender Mustang as an alternative music controller: Here a patch I’ve made in Usine to use the midi guitar Mustang from Rock Band 3. With this patch you can use open tuning, run effects or samples with the buttons of the guitar and… Read More Rock Band 3 Fender Mustang – The $125 MIDI Guitar
Richard Hoadley – Gaggle, Generative Sound Interface 2010 was uploaded by: MediaArtTube
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Pat Arneson’s VidiSynth is a DIY video controlled synthesizer. The light sensors create interesting and complex sounds, based on the intensity of different areas of the screen. If the sensors are attached to an LCD screen you get relatively normal square wave tones but if you use a CRT screen (TV or monitor) you get ‘extra… Read More Video + Synthesizer = VidiSynth
The Blue Man Group is having a contest for kids in grades 5-9 to invent a new instrument. It’s a cool opportunity. Kids get to: design a cool instrument; have it judged by the likes of Pat Metheny, Ludacris, Steve Van Zandt and Nile Rodgers; and have a chance to win up to $5,000. For… Read More Blue Man Group Challenges Kids To Invent An Instrument, Win $5,000
This is a brief demo, via Sebastian Thielke, of the Ping Pong Sequencer, a music sequencer built in Max/MSP and Processing.