LEGO Techno, On The Tamburo Meccanico XXI

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Giuseppe Acito of Opificio Sonico, captures some live jamming with a LEGO mechanical step sequencer, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s Tambura Meccanico.

Here’s what he has to say about the video:

The first of a new series of live-electronics jam using my #stepsequencer made out of #LEGO #technic “TAMBURO MECCANICO XXI”.

It consists of a four tracks rhythm machine which mechanically generates the electric impulses needed to trigger the drum synth and the bass-line sync.

On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, this is my personal tribute to his genius who in the late 1400s introduced “tamburo meccanico” the first known automated musical instrument.

PATTERN#1 rig: Clavia NORD DRUM2 (HH and Kick), Korg Kaossilator (Bass), Korg Kaosspad mini (Delay), TCelectronics Hall of Fame (Reverb), Roland JX3P+PG200 (Chords) , AMDEK PCK100 (Elect. Percussion), BOSS HC-2 (Hand Clapper), LEGO Technic (Mechanical sequencer)

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