Theometrica is a generative sound synthesis instrument inspired by acupuncture.
Created by Oscar Palou & Alexander Müller-Rakow, Theometrica is a sound interface designed to explore “the relation of ethnologic, geometric graphics and generative sound synthesis”. Continue reading
Reader Devin Curry teamed up with Ben Gullard to create the Percussion Kitchen, an electronic rhythm instrument based on kitchen items – along with robotics and Arduino control.
The duo set out to create something whimsical and fun to play.
They started with a variety of kitchen items, ranging from a cheese grater to tupperware. The created a cutting board controller, using Sanwa arcade buttons. An Arduino Uno is used as the ‘brain’ to control solenoids that ‘play’ the kitchen items.
Here’s a demo video of the Percussion Kitchen in action: Continue reading
The Skoog is a musical instrument/MIDI controller designed with accessibility in mind.
According to the developer, “Skoog removes the barriers to music which are posed by the difficulty of mastering standard instruments.”
Skoog looks like a big squishy toy – but it’s designed to be more than that, bringing physical modeling synthesis, sampling and MIDI to users that may not be able to use a standard controller. Continue reading
Here are a couple of sneak preview videos for the Naonext Crystall Ball – a MIDI controller designed to be an “innovative solution for interactive creations and stage performances.” Continue reading
This video is a brief demo of Nervous Squirrel’s bizarre Owl Theremin.
The theremin features control voltage outputs that can be used to play the modular synth in the background.
Details on the Owl Theremin are available at the Nervous Squirrel site.
Want to incorporate MIDI-controlled flame-throwers into your act?
They MIDI controller gurus at Livid put together this video that explains how they made a DIY MIDI Controlled Flame Organ: Continue reading