Stereo T DJ Kit

If you’re a DJ, you must have heard about Hoerboard, a brand that delivers high quality custom DJ furniture. You might be interested in the Hoerboard Stereo.T kit, the first of its kind that comes to your rescue if you don’t have much space for your equipment and need something practical that can join you wherever you go without being a burden.

How is this possible ? Well, the Stereo.T is actually a construction kit that can easily be assembled and the opposite within a matter of minutes. If you’re on your way to a gig where your precious music and talents are required, taking all of your own equipment is easier than ever before and you don’t have to worry about being late or something like that, as your hoerboard is simple to set up, being ready in no time for hosting your gear, such as DJ controllers, turntables or CD player setups. If needed, some additional support for your laptop or other CD controllers can be added to the package.

The Stereo.T hoerboard is also home for the annoying power and audio wires, hiding them inside it. Being practical is not the only asset of this good looking DJ stand. The Stereo.T is made from high quality materials that promise to last for a long time. It features a sleek laminated surface that is stain-resistant and comes in black or white.

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Watch: The Future Of DJing, Beatboxing, And Instrumentation

OUR FAVORITE LEAP MOTION BEATBOXER IS BACK, AND THIS TIME, HE’S PLUGGED HIMSELF INTO DIGITAL MUSIC AT A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

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The piano has had a good run, as has the guitar. Both classical instruments have continuously reinvented themselves to drive the sounds of pop culture forward into our digital present. But as I watch this Lawnmower Man-esque clip of beatboxer Humanelectro, I feel like the days of our old instruments are numbered.

The last time we saw Humanelectro (otherwise known as Riyo Fujimoto), he was augmenting his performance through a series of custom Leap Motion gestures, adding reverb and other effects to his vocal track in real time. Now, he’s teamed up production studio Σ, which has added a pair of MIDI gloves (each finger can play a note as it bends), a heartbeat sensor (which turns one’s pulse into a drum kick), and a series of real-time projected animations (controlled by the Leap Motion) to the mix.

Alone, each of these components might be called gimmicks. But squint your eyes a bit to see the bigger picture. Conventional instruments are really just the user interface for music. And in this regard, Humanelectro is plugging himself into music at a more intimate level. Whereas any wind or string instrument will always be grounded in the needs of acoustic physics, we’ve reached a place in gestures and self-quantification that cancompletely question the rules of musical creation–not just a new UI for music but even what constitutes musicianship itself.

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Humanelectro calls himself “a musician and a scientist.” Watch the clip above with that in mind. Don’t look at the cables and chips as our literal future. See them as a series of hypotheses around the musical world to come.

Visit the project site.

Celebrated 1980s Drum Machine Becomes Mechanical Robot

There’s no doubt that robots are pretty damn cool and drum machines are pretty damn cool too. So just think what would happen if you could combine the two. Would the world implode on itself because it just couldn’t handle it? No, it wouldn’t, because Moritz Simon Geist has done just that with his MR-808 drum robot, and the world’s still here.

And it’s not just any old drum machine either, but the famed 1980s Roland TR-808. In the mechanical installation, Geist uses robotic arms, and trusty friends Arduino and Ableton, to beat actual drums so that together they replicate the capabilities of the TR-808. It even comes encased in a cabinet that mimics the shape of the machine.

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But more than just creating a kickass installation, Geist wanted to use the machine onstage, allowing him to move away from using computer-made sounds for a live performance. He says, “The vision is to have a decent electronic pop-band where no sound is generated inside a computer. With the MR-808, we made the first step.”

The instruments that Geist used for his creation include a snare, bass drum, hi-hat, carabassa, clave, ride, clap, tom, and cowbell. You can check out the machine being used with his band, Science Fiction Children, in the vid below.

Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin'” Performed On Old Computer Equipment

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Long ago, Bob Dylan once sang that the times they are a-changin’—and it was true they were and they still are, but back then he couldn’t possibly have imagined that somewhere in the 21st century, his folksy acoustic hit would be covered by a bunch of modems and printers.

But it’s happened courtesy of director Chris Cairns and Isthisgood? and their video Scrapheap Symphony. They built a MIDI orchestra from old photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, printers, hard drives, and modems and programmed it to play the classic Dylan track.

It follows in the long tradition of making music from old computer equipment and Cairns says he took inspiration from people like BD594, who did The Animals’ “House of the Rising” on old computer parts, among many others pieces.

You can watch a making of below.

Turn Hand And Body Movements Into Music With This Gesture-Based Instrument

When it comes to music we’re used to moving our body to dance to it (however badly), but not so much when it comes to creating it. But with the gesture-based Dodecaudion—shaped like a dodecahedron—hand and body movements are used to generate the sounds, rather than just respond to them.

The open source project, from Polish new media art collective panGenerator, uses infrared distance sensors, Arduino, Bluetooth, Processing, OSC, and a synthesizer to convert the user’s hand and body movements into music. It can also be used to create visuals along with the sounds, turning the user into some kind of magical audiovisual conjurer.

But the project is more than just an experimental AV instrument, instead the device turns the sometimes staid act of electronic music making into a performance art. Jakub Koźniewski, from panGenerator, explains this in the TEDTalk below, which starts with a performance from Madie Bovska. He explains that the collective wanted the gestures to be just as important as the music they created, saying: “The main concept, the key idea behind this project, was to create a new means of expression in electronic live music.”

ResInno designs custom pianos even has piano inspired by Ferrari Testa Rossa

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With a prime desire to enhance the sound quality, beauty and aesthetics of the piano, the piano designer who impressively gave the very 1st modification to the piano in over 100 years, and also served as master piano technician withAlicia Keys and Elton John, Justin Elliot under his founded company ResInno, renowned for its one-of-a-kind piano modifications, now offers progressive pianos that are more than just works of art. Hand-created with a custom blend of finest and exotic woods, the design modifications done by Justin Elliot to make an existing or newly purchased piano in to a one-of-a-kind art piece includes piano legs, musician benches, music racks and pedal lyres. Notably, ResInno’s carefully constructed, custom, exquisite piano designs that also provide undeniable improvement to the instrument’s tone even include a piano Grand Rossa, which was inspired by the iconic 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa race car.

 

The Grand Rossa

Described to be ResInno’s raciest design yet, the piano Grand Rossa which is named after the Ferrari 1957 Testa Rossa boasts curves forming sleek semi-helixes, and a prolonged arch which looks to flow through the piano. Further, the entire ensemble in the deep Ferrari red called Rossa Corsa, was actually inspired by the master craftsmanship and exquisite beauty of the Ferrari.

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Through the sleek, fluid design of the Grand Rossa, the Ferrari 1957 Testa Rossa is impressively reincarnated as a piano.

 

The Helio

Billed by ResInno as the most complex design to date, the Helio design which supports 1,000 pounds of weight gives a rich body and warmth to the tone of piano.

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Completely hand-crafted from unique blend of exotic woods, the Helio is hand-finished in a custom mix of copper and brass powders.

 

The Royal Ebony

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The Royal Ebony piano is fit for the royalty. The piano design oozes grandeur with solid brass knobs, and gold details throughout the piano pedal lyre, bench, and music desk. The Royal Ebony sells for $33,000.

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Besides we have earlier seen the radical piano designs inspired from iconic sports cars, including ferrari-styled Pegasus Guoqin piano and Audi Design’s grand piano in collaboration with legendary Austrian piano maker, Bosendorfer.