Norwegian composer Koka Nikoladze let us know about his latest DIY creation, Koka’s Stepper Miniature – an electroacoustic synthesizer made of a single stepper motor. … Read More Electroacoustic Synthesizer From A Single Stepper Motor
Electric Sexy Drum Pants are electric, their sexy and they are drum pants. And there’s not much more to say than that. … Read More Electric Sexy Drum Pants Put A MIDI Drum Controller On Your Crotch
McDonald’s may have been the first to introduce DJ placemats, but Pizza Hut is upping the ante by printing working DJ controllers on the inside of pizza boxes. … Read More Pizza Hut Intros The World’s First Playable DJ Pizza Box
In this video, Chris Randall (Analog Industries) demonstrates one way to use a cassette four-track recorder as a performance instrument. Randall describes it as “A quick demo of using a cassette 4-track as an instrument. (Or: How to get a Cm7 chord in to your song the hard way.)”
While inspired by instruments like the Mellotron and Ondes Martenot, the OM-1 uses a standard cassette tape as its audio source, so its sound is completely up to you:… Read More The Onde Magnétique Is Like A Cassette Tape Mellotron
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’
At the 2016 Summer NAMM Show, we talked with Gizmotron about their Gizmotron 2.0 – an electro-mechanical bowing device that attaches to electric guitar or bass, enabling players to produce string sounds such as cello, viola or violin. The Gizmotron 2.0 debuted at a previous NAMM Show, but it is now available for both guitar and… Read More Gizmotron 2.0 Overview & Demo
This video captures Jay Harrison’s Electromechanical Lithophone playing an arrangement of Mr. Blue Sky, by Electric Light Orchestra. The installation was filmed at the Museum of Modern Art Wales as a part of the Machynlleth Comedy Festival 2016.