Wintergatan’s Marble Machine is a fantastical alternative to electronic sequencing – part Dr Suess instrument and part Rube Goldberg device.
ZVEX shared this video, demonstrating the Candela Vibrophase – a sort of steampunk, candle-powered Leslie effect. Here’s what they have to say about it:
At the 2016 NAMM Show, Tribal Tools introduced the Kadabra, a unique new wireless musical instrument. The instrument is made of hardwood and combines electronics, software algorithms and ergonomic design. There are 24 capacitive copper pipe keys carved into the lower part of the body, flanked by multicolored LED lighting. The upper section is home to 12… Read More Tribal Tools Kadabra Wireless Musical Instrument (Sneak Preview)
UK-based Mogees shared a new preview video for their Mogees Vibration Sensor kit, which lets you use just about anything as a musical instrument. Mogees works by combining a vibration sensor with music software that translates the vibrations of objects into expressive synthesized sound. It also can be used to generate MIDI, letting you turn just about anything… Read More Mogees Vibration Sensor Lets You Use Anything As A Musical Instrument
Percussionist and instrument designer Andy Graham shared this performance demo of his Electric Stringed Didgeridoo:
Gestural electronic musician Anton Maskeliade let us know about his latest video, which captures a music installation and performance with an orchestra of 24 Soviet cars. Maskeliade specializes in creating gestural audiovisual performances, using a Leap Motion as a gesture controller.
Bleep Labs has introduced the Thingamagoop 3000 – a light controlled synthesizer, effect and ‘noise friend’. Simple controls give you access to rich and diverse sounds, from simple square and triangles waves to complex FM laser battles. Features: 16bit, 44kHz Audio in and out MIDI in and out via the included 1/8? dongles. USB for reprogramming and… Read More Bleep Labs Intros Thingamagoop 3000 Synthesizer + ‘Noise Friend’
This video captures a performance by Jay Wasco on his amazing Frankeninstrument, the Fractal Harp. The Fractal Harp combines a 28-string slide harp, a 5-string bass, a USB keyboard MIDI controller with oak keys & the ‘Herb-Alpertron’ pitch-to-MIDI convertor. In the video, Wasco performs Elegant City. Here’s what he has to say about the performance: