OTTO is a new musical instrument for beat-slicing, the technique that allows to create complex and variegated rhythm sections by using just one rhythmic audio sample, cutting it into little pieces and rearranging them in time. OTTO provides a hardware solution with a strong visual feedback, to allow the musician to control the audio sample as if it was in his hands.
/* Nov 2010 update */
OTTO is under development for a massive update.
Its new website is now: otoh.cc
I asked Bart Hickey, owner of B.A.T. Automotive, if we can come by his shop with a camera... we let him talk... mostly about anything... and I'm glad we did...
I love his line "I thought at 50, I would have a couple of tech's working for me, and I can just be the boss."
Haven't we all had those thoughts?
Thanks to another great storyteller, Carey Ott, for the use of "Everyday Heroes".
Here is part two... vimeo.com/33053665
Fall 2010 sponsored project. Artefact + UW Industrial Design. The topic for our project was Wearable Technology / Physically Communicating Objects. We focused on the lack of accessibility amongst braille technology for blind people.