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:
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
At Superbooth 16, we talked with Leaf Audio’s Manuel (Manu) Richter about the Noise Banana – a simple synth, based on a CMOS oscillator, with power starving and light control.
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: