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Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby Zukan » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:45 am

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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby mellowsouls » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:09 am

Love number two!
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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby Dave B » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:47 am

I think we need more musical roads. Surely the ultimate sign of a civilised society
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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby Arpangel » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:54 am

No 2 for me, definitly.
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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby Ben Asaro » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:28 pm

Awesome! Loved them all. I actually looked into the harpejji a while back, it’s made here in the USA. Pricey, but super cool!
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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:59 pm

Why is it always crazy young Japanese men that come up with the weirdest misuse of technology for wacky musical purposes? :lol:
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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby Zukan » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:38 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Why is it always crazy young Japanese men that come up with the weirdest misuse of technology for wacky musical purposes? :lol:

Not just for music. Some of the 'shortcut tech' they create is mind boggling.
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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:08 pm

Agreed Eddie - this stuff is amazing and often from Japanese guys and gals.

However, I should point out my long-term 'Daily Inspiration for the Sound Designer' thread does already cover stuff like this - and I posted this particular video about a month ago on it :tongue:

https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 85#p729212


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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Martin Walker wrote:.... and I posted this particular video about a month ago on it :tongue:

No one ever listens to a word I say, either.... :lol: :beamup:
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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:54 pm

I don't know about anyone else but sometimes it feels like I'm completely ignored on here.
Just me?

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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby DGL. » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:40 pm

Not mentioned in the video but I always though Sailor's original Nickelodeon was quite a wacky idea, a mixture of piano, glockenspiel, synth and organ from what I've read, the glockenspiel being controlled by the piano keyboard and used door bell mechanisms and as such could be switched in and out. Designed so they could reproduce what was done on the studio live without needing extra musicians.
Here is a video of them using it live in the 70's, looks to have a chopped Odyssey and 2600 connected to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPGiLsdWZdo
http://www.sailor-music.com/nickelodeon.htm
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Re: Unusual and strange instruments - Part 2

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:05 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Why is it always crazy young Japanese men that come up with the weirdest misuse of technology for wacky musical purposes? :lol:
I know what you mean.
Perhaps a good topic for a research grant.
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