XOXX Composer Is ‘A Music Box For The Digital Era’

Axel Bluhme’s XOXX Composer is a tangible beat sequencer that uses magnets stuck to wheels to sequence cyclical rhythms. XOXX Composer features eight rotating discs, so eight sound samples can be sequenced at one time. Each disc is quantized into 16 steps. Below each disc there is a physical interface for pitch tuning and volume output. Here’s a demo of… Read More XOXX Composer Is ‘A Music Box For The Digital Era’

Data Garden Announces Batch Of MIDI Sprout Devices

The arts collective Data Garden has announced that they have 60 of their MIDI Sprout devices, MIDI interfaces for plant biodata sonification, that they will make available on May 22nd, 2016. The MIDI Sprout was originally produced via a Kickstarter project. Here’s how the MIDI Sprout works:

McDonalds Intros DJ Controller Placemats, Because – Wait For It – You Deserve A Break Today

The Netherlands are known for a lot of things: tulips, windmills, canals, Old Masters, space cakes and, of course, wooden shoes. Now, McDonalds in The Netherlands is adding something new to the list – DJ placemats: The McTrax, above, looks like a regular placemat, but it’s also a DJ controller, printed with conductive ink. You… Read More McDonalds Intros DJ Controller Placemats, Because – Wait For It – You Deserve A Break Today