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Postby tea for two » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:45 pm

Just wonderment.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_LW-eUYt7Y&app=desktop

Yaybahar designed by Gorkem Sen.
" The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs."
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Postby Martin Walker » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:57 pm

From the sublime to the ridiculous ;)




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:29 pm

"Cyborg" Inventor Steve Mann Builds Instruments Out of Water! (I kid you not ;) )

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby tea for two » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:07 pm

I'd love to do something as Steve Mann .... 
musical instrument for say those visually impaired thereafter trace steps towards designing instrument.


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(I know I'm on computers & software , however that's just convenience, restricted space &  time.... for now )
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:01 pm

Here's a goodie to start the year in 2016 - the Cemaes Bay Tide and Time Bell:



"The rise of the water at high tide moves the clapper to strike the bell. Played by the movement of the waves, the bell creates a varying, gentle musical pattern."


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:31 pm

Amazingly I missed this video from Diego Stocco, so just in case you did too, here's his inspirational "Music From A Dry Cleaner":




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:40 pm

It doesn't get more innovative than this - four drummers playing on ice!




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:58 pm

Now here's something really different - a live performance using recycled components that's actually musical:

"The band placed ventilation fans onto overhead projectors and attached tiny solar panels that connected to speakers. They programmed the circuit so that when the ventilators were switched on, they’d power the projectors, feeding light into the solar panels, which in turn produced sound from the speakers."




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:13 pm

Just discovered this fascinating discussion of Harald Bode's instruments, with loads of audio snippet examples:

http://econtact.ca/13_4/abocab_bode_instruments.html

Here for instance is a pic of his Melodium:

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby sig-ex » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:29 pm

This is more of an innovative instrument player instead of the actual instrument sounds themselves, but just as fun and innovative anyway. :smirk:

Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:44 pm

Hi sig-ex!

I've been trying to resist posting this one for over a week, so I'm glad you succumbed rather than me ;)

Anyway, with that admission out of the way, here's Part1 of 'how it works':





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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:21 pm

This mechanical 'interactive rhythm sequencer' is certainly innovative, although a little more attention to the sounds being triggered would have made the mechanics seem far more impressive ;)

"Rhythm Ring Official Demo (Cornell ECE 476 Final Project)"




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby tea for two » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:07 pm

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:51 pm

Had to post this one - inspired by a bucket full of creativity and some lateral thinking, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...

...the Drum Buddy, a 4 oscillator, light activated, mechanically rotating drum machine and the invention of renowned New Orleans musician, Quintron:



Watch and enjoy!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:11 pm

Just had to post this one ;)

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... making music with a cactus!




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