September 16, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment

Audiofanzine put the Waldorf Streichfett digital synthesizer to the test. Released earlier this year, the small box is designed to replicate the sound of vintage string machines.
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Nude bodies as a musical instrument
April 17, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
Nude bodies as a musical instrument

Cocky Eek’s Tactile Research Lab has created an art-installation-meets-musical-instrument-meets-organic-weirdness. Called the “Get in Touch” exhibit, it invites the public to create sounds by touching the backs of nude people in an effort to help …

Mantaray iTar: turn an iPad into a digital keytar
April 13, 2014 – 6:14 pm | 2 Comments
Mantaray iTar: turn an iPad into a digital keytar

Franz Keller has come up with Metal frame into which you clip an ipad and/or other music gear, turning it into a keytar.

From their promo material:
Sturdy hand cut plexiglass body holds iPad, Kaoss Pad and …

Lava Lamp MIDI controller
April 3, 2014 – 4:40 pm | 4 Comments
Lava Lamp MIDI controller

Jason Hotchkiss is a DIY-er who has created the ultimate psychedelic ambient music generator. He took a lava lamp, a bit of custom electronic work and a Miduino PCB from Tom Scarff, put it …

Overhead projector as musical instrument
March 10, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment
Overhead projector as musical instrument

Blair Neal has created an art project installation entitled ‘Color a Sound’ which was set up at RPI’s West Hall Gallery 111 for the month of April 2010.
The installation invites participants to make colored markings …

Dr Who Theme on 8 floppy drives
May 11, 2012 – 9:10 am | No Comment
Dr Who Theme on 8 floppy drives

MrSolidSnake745 has put together eight floppy drives, an Arduino, some cabling, a computer and software created by Sammy1Am to make something incredible – the stepper motors from eight floppy drives playing the Dr Who theme!
Basically, …

Mouth-controlled synthesizer
September 16, 2010 – 7:00 pm | One Comment
Mouth-controlled synthesizer

Marek Bereza is an industrial/interaction designer, and came up with a fantastic control system called the Speakatron. It’s a mouth-controlled softsynth!
The Speaktron software uses your webcam to determine if your mouth is open or …

Dance music in a module
September 9, 2010 – 1:22 pm | 4 Comments
Dance music in a module

It isn’t a secret that a lot of classic dance music follows a fairly defined formula. Mungo Enterprises has taken this concept a step further and have actually created a sequencer module called the …

Best computer-based DJ Setup ever.
August 11, 2010 – 9:07 pm | No Comment
Best computer-based DJ Setup ever.

EMULATOR is a DJ software MIDI controller package, created by Pablo Martin and made to work mainly on tablet PCs. The software supports multitouch and allows you to perform all sorts of functions quickly …

Double slide controller
July 16, 2010 – 8:49 pm | One Comment
Double slide controller

What do you get when you combine 2 trombones, and Eigenharp, 2 wii nunchucks and Robocop? Evidently you get first prize at Georgia Tech’s 2010 Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition.

The Georgia Tech Center …

Hipdisk – the world’s most undignified musical instrument
July 7, 2010 – 7:49 am | No Comment
Hipdisk – the world’s most undignified musical instrument

The hipDisk was conceived and developed during Craft Australia’s three-week summer residential lab focused on wearable technology. The idea is that the hipDisk is meant to be a “a wearable interface that extends …