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Fashion designer Ylenia Gortana has created a “wearable music controller” that turns a drum machine into a jacket. Techmog, which first reported on the wearable technology, quotes Gortana: The Concept of soundable fashion I developed from the starting point of questioning myself if I can come up with alternative ways of presenting fashion than on […]

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It seems like the kind of instrument that Spinal Tap would ask for, but the combination drum machine/drone in the video above is no joke. Created by researchers at the University of Toronto, the flying drum machine responds to the force and torque in a given direction whenever a user gently hits it. Tapping it forward triggers […]

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Lorenzo Bravi’s “Hit the Beat” is a drum machine that turns any small physical object into a percussion instrument. Of course, any kid with a few pots and pans knows you can drum on anything — “Hit the Beat” really shines because it accepts MIDI input, meaning it will play preprogrammed beats one person couldn’t […]

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File this one under, “Why? Because I can.” Our friends at Evolver.fm point to this video from artist/technologist Scott Garner, who just made the punniest drum machine ever: the BeetBox. The BeetBox, of course, is an instrument that allows you to trigger percussion sounds by tapping real-live beets. Garner created the device using some vegetables, […]

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