This video, via roboband, demonstrates a custom system that allows for Nintendo gameplay audio to be automatically performed on an acoustic player piano and robotically controlled percussive instruments.
The piano and percussion play live during actual gameplay, mirroring the sounds that would normally be created electronically.
All audio, including music and sound effects, is translated in realtime so that it is produced by the instrument most closely resembling the characteristics of the original electronic sound. Continue reading
NakagawaGakki‘s Lunetta Guitar is a modular controlled ‘semi-acoustic’ robotic synth guitar, designed to integrate with other modular gear.
Here’s what NakagawaGakki has to say about the Lunetta Guitar: Continue reading
This video demos a robo-xylophone music robot, built with the Makeblock robot building system. Continue reading
Here’s a ‘live’ music robot jam by the Toa Mata Band, Episode2.
Technical details below. Continue reading
Jack Conte’s song Pedals is an ode to effects. That’s pretty cool – but his hexapod robot that plays the Novation LaunchPad is even cooler.
Hexapod Built and Programmed by Matt Bunting. Animatronic Head Built and Programmed by Kevin Felstead.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the video: Continue reading
Remember Patrick Flanagan & Jazari – his band of electroacoustic music robots?
This video takes a look at his DIY MIDI controller, the Meganome.
“I like the feel of arcade buttons and look of exotic hardwoods,” notes Flanagan, “so mass-market products just weren’t right for me.” Continue reading