1. Wheelharp

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    from Antiquity Music / Added

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    The Wheelharp by Jon Jones & Sons. Manufactured and distributed exclusively by Antiquity Music (www.antiquitymusic.com).

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    • Violin หากรู้สักนิด

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      from Sorawich Buppa / Added

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      หากฉันรู้สักนิดว่าเธอรักฉัน บอกกันวันนั้นให้รู้สักหน่อย ว่าดวงใจ ที่ฉันเฝ้าคอย ยังไม่เลื่อนลอย เป็นของใคร หากฉันรู้สักนิดว่าเธอรักฉัน บอกกันวันนั้นว่ารักสักหน่อย ยอดดวงใจ ที่ฉันเฝ้าคอย คงไม่เลื่อนลอย เป็นของใคร เพียงแต่กระซิบ ว่าสุดที่รัก ฉันก็จะมิอาจจากไป ใจเราสอง ชอกช้ำระกำใน คงไม่สลาย มลายลงพลัน หากฉันรู้สักนิดว่าเธอรักฉัน บอกกันวันนั้นว่ารักสักหน่อย ยอดดวงใจ ที่ฉันเฝ้าคอย คงไม่เลื่อนลอย จากสุดที่รักเอย...

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      • Aurora

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        from Second Story / Added

        “Instead of reacting to opportunities, we’re able to create opportunities.” At Second Story Labs it can be a challenge to share much of our hardware hacking and design, as much of what we do is specific to confidential projects. In December, we were very fortunate to receive a PixLed F-30 LED Mesh for just such a project. We are fascinated with the interplay of a diffusing material against a bright low-resolution display. We were itching to share some of our experimentation. Not unlike a lego set Christmas gift, we couldn’t just let it sit there for its intended use; we had to do something cool with it to express our fascination. A 3-day deadline (we had to ship the hardware back) provided the spark for an experiment that surpassed our expectations. Our creative approach was simple: let’s make a lo-fi interactive experience that works well in large spaces. Aurora is a low-tech, tactile musical instrument. Unlike pieces that rely solely on visual direction, the interaction for Aurora leverages the senses of sound and touch to create a meaningful experience. As the user navigates vertically, the sounds and lights change in intensity. Moving horizontally, the user can activate different musical notes and colors. Pushing in on the fabric will make the LED lights appear more defined and increase the volume of the sound. The idea for this project came from an interest in how visuals could be altered using tactile materials. A translucent sheet hangs in front of the large LED display, allowing participants to change the diffusion of the lights by pressing and releasing the fabric. A Kinect camera senses the position of the user’s hand and informs the audiovisual system. While Aurora was not originally intended to be a sound experiment, interactive developer Chris Carlson was able to apply his expertise in creating expressive musical interfaces to add the emotive depth to the piece. Sounds and visuals inform each other, resulting in an experience that feels more powerful than the sum of its parts. Aurora pushes the boundaries of how low technology can create impact through large scale installations. This LED technology is typically experienced from a distance in settings such as stadiums and arena rock concerts. When used in close proximity, each pixel becomes accessible, resulting in interactions that are both immediate and intimate. The addition of a tactile element empowers users to physically alter the surface, closing the gap between observation and interaction. The convergence of physical and digital design gives new opportunities for audiences to interact in a way that engages more senses and provides more capability. http://blog.secondstory.com/2013/01/08/aurora-a-low-tech-tactile-musical-instrument/

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        • ALPHASPHERE commercial

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          from Alex Fung / Added

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          Director - Oliver Purches Motion Graphics, VFX & Editor - Alex Fung Camera Op & Editor - Albert Testani Producer & Music - Adam Place Music Mastering - Colin Bennun Location - York EMC Services www.nu-desine.com www.alphasphere.com

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          • Evolution of the Tuner - The Cling On Tuner Story!

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            from Petar Chekardzhikov / Added

            Cling On Tuner ... Animated! Animated story how the need for tuning a musical instrument was born and how did tuning evolve through the centuries up until now, or the birth of the Cling On Tuner that is:)

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            • Chris Jack - The Shep Sequencer - CRUFTfest 2012

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              from MAT, QMUL / Added

              The Shep Sequencer is a repurposed wooden animal toy made into a musical step sequencer for CRUFTfest 2012. The electronics are handled by Arduino and the audio engine is Pure Data. Drum sounds are a mashup of the classic Linndrum + some lovely freesound.org animal samples. The basic drive was to create an instrument with a considerable amount of siillyness that is also musically programmable - enjoyable for both little and big kids alike. Here I show you a few pre-programmed sequences and how you might play them in a performance context. Watch out next for a video on how to create your own sequences, including more farm-yard sounds! chris.jack at eecs.qmul.ac.uk

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              • Greg + Harpejji = This

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                from Greg Lastrapes / Added

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                The Harpejji. I've been wanting to get my hands on this for at least a year now, since first hearing about them (I believe) on Facebook. Then when I heard that Stevie Wonder played one for the General Assembly on UN Day last week, I couldn't take it anymore. I found that one of the 16-string models was living at the Museum for Making Music (http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org) in Carlsbad, NAMM's tribute to the history of musical instruments. Since I was heading to San Diego with the kids anyway, we swung by the museum – which has a whole hands-on sections and was a great deal of fun for me AND the kids, btw – and I formally introduced myself to Marcodi Music's (http://www.marcodi.com) first new instrument. I love, love, love this instrument. After a few minutes with it, I was able to actually play stuff. Being a guitar player trapped in a keyboard player's body, this little wonder filled a huge gap for me. The notes are laid out differently than a keyboard or a guitar, but I totally got it. Honestly, it actually makes more sense to my brain and fingers than a piano does. It's incredibly versatile and dynamic. As this video illustrates, you can do some clav-like comping, but with the added benefit of being able to bend strings and slide from note to note. Hell, you can slide whole chords, while keeping their structure intact en route. But as this video does not demonstrate – I was lucky my girlfriend had the presence of mind to shoot this much - I was also able to bust out some cool guitar-esque riffs and rhythm parts (I played some Smoke on the Water, natch. Sorry, had to.). The sustain is just lovely. Locking down the upper register and making it sing is something I'd have to work at a bit, because the frets are closer together up there. The 24-string version extends to the low end and has a separate output for those bass strings, which makes my brain explode with possibilities. I want to build a pedal board for this thing. Pop it into a Fender Twin. It's crying out for a wah-wah and volume pedal. I want to buy it jewelry and paint its toenails. But the biggest thing for me, beyond the sound, is that it got me thinking about music in ways I haven't in a long time. Playing it made me want to learn a bunch of old songs and write a bunch of new ones. And since I left the museum, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it; there are still so many things I want to try and to master. I'm completely obsessed and can't wait to get my fingers on her again. Well. At least I have this video.

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                • 4903 Thumb Drum

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                  from Chinaberry Inc. / Added

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                  4903 Thumb Drum An heirloom quality wooden thumb drum is easy to learn, fun to play and a great first musical instrument for your child.

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                  • 29580 Hohner Wooden Ukulele

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                    from Chinaberry Inc. / Added

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                    29580 Hohner Wooden Ukulele A sturdily constructed soprano ukulele, the Hohner Wooden Ukulele is instrument quality and made of unlaminated Nato wood.

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                    • An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things

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                      from Dennis P Paul / Added

                      136K Plays / / 45 Comments

                      This is a serious musical instrument. It rotates everyday things, scans their surfaces, and transforms them into audible frequencies. A variety of everyday objects can be mounted into the instrument. Their silhouettes define loops, melodies and rhythms. Thus mundane things are reinterpreted as musical notation. Playing the instrument is a mixture of practice, anticipation, and serendipity. The instrument was built from aluminum tubes, white POM, black acrylic glass, a high precision distance measuring laser ( with the kind support of Micro-Epsilon ), a stepper motor, and a few bits and bobs. A custom programmed translator and controller module, written in processing, transforms the measured distance values into audible frequencies, notes, and scales. It also precisely controlls the stepper-motor’s speed to sync with other instruments and musicians. More Information: http://dennisppaul.de/an-instrument-for-the-sonification-of-everday-things/

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