Tag: instruments

Mark Batty Publisher announces Toy Instruments: Design, Nostalgia, Music

Mark Batty Publisher has announced Toy Instruments: Design, Nostalgia, Music, a book written by the German author/toy instrument aficionado Eric Schneider. Toy Instruments comprises an...

Magix releases Music Maker 16

Magix has announced the release of Music Maker 16, a music production software for Windows. Step-by-step to your own song: Simply combine samples and loops,...

Eigenlabs announces Eigenharp Tau

Eigenlabs has announced the Eigenharp Tau, the third instrument in Eigenlabs' groundbreaking portfolio of musical innovations, bridging the gap between the ultra-portable Pico and...

Dr. Kurt Johnen’s pianist body reaction recording device

Modern Mechanix posted an interesting newspaper snippet from the year 1929: This Instrument Will Register Body Reactions of Student Piano Player. For some reason these...

Nintendo announces Wii Music

Nintendo has announced Wii Music, allowing you and up to three of your friends to control an entire band or orchestra, featuring 40 instruments...

Musical Instrument Samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios

The University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios has an extensive database of Musical Instrument Samples. The instruments were recorded in the Anechoic Chamber in the...

Reel to Wheel: Bicylces and reel-to-reel tape machines

Reel to Wheel is an interesting project by Sasha Leitman, Steven Backer, Jesse Fox, and Jen Carlile. Reel to Wheel currently includes two main...

Björk puts the spotlight on some cool multi-touch gear

Björk's latest album Volta is out, and she is currently touring with a new show in the US (tour dates Europe starting in June). Her...

Atomic Sonic by Tim Kaiser – Wonderfully weird instruments

Tim Kaiser has created a bunch of weird and original instruments collected in Atomic Sonic. Two instruments from the Atomic Sonic collection: Jetstar (Pedal Synth)...

Audio “Optical” Illusions

Interesting audio illusions from Mighty Optical Illusions: Audio illusions, also known as Audio Paradoxes are sometimes to be found in nature. The best known audio...

The $5 Picaxe Beatbox

You can do a lot of fun things with a Picaxe (microcontroller, a PIC programmed with a bootloader and BASIC interpreter). I thought it would...

Make your own Thumb Piano

If you're handy and you have more time than money you might be interested in making your own Thumb Piano. Thumb Piano by BobsDogHouseon @...

Beat Blocks – a tangible interface for a rhythm sequencer

Looking for a way to physically arrange your beats? Beat Blocks is just that, a tangible interface for a rhythm sequencer. The user is able to...

Wii Loop Machine – sync, control, and manipulate loops in real time

Create Digital Music has an article about some interesting ways on how to use your Wii equipment, including the Wii Loop Machine by The...

Weirdomatic: interesting, funny and weird pictures

Weirdomatic is a resource for most interesting, funny and weird pictures gathered from around the web. I found this website through MAKE: blog, which linked...

Musique Concrete: Transforming Space, Sound, and the City Through Skateboarding

Simon Morris is a new media artist whose work explores urban landscapes, sounds and skateboarding. Musique Concrete is an interactive performance piece which explores sound...

Matchstick Uke by Jack Hall, “The Matchstick Man”

Jack Hall's son Tony created a webpage with images of his father's Matchstick Ukulele. In 1984 Jack built the Uke from 10,000 used wooden...

BillaBoop: real-time audio driven drum controller

Create Digital Music reports on BillaBoop, a real-time audio driven drum controller which allows the user to control up to 3 drum instruments. The user...

Zachary Custom Handcrafted IKEA Guitar

Zachary has created the 120300, a custom handcrafted guitar which has a top made from Ikea furniture. Zachary Handcrafted Guitars 120300 (1st IKEA model) The action...

The MIDI Gadget: A MIDI controller shaped like a Hayden Duet Concertina

Paul Everett has created a MIDI keyboard with buttons laid out like a Hayden Duet: MIDI Gadget. It's nothing new really since this first...