Genki Instruments is attempting to create one wearable sound controller ring to rule them all (sorry; had to do it). The Wave is a MIDI controller housed in a wearable ring that controls sound, allowing you to play and modify sounds in thin air as it’s being made. Essentially, it allows you to create and perform music in multiple, varied ways and is designed to work with keyboards, guitars, and even multiple music apps, such as Logic. Continue reading “The Wave, A Wearable MIDI Music/Sound Controller In The Form of a Ring”
Audiophiles have a laundry list of reasons why you should be buying your music on vinyl, but with DJ Qbert’s new album Extraterrestria, aspiring turntablists (’cause DJ Hero isn’t too accurate) now have a reason to skip the MP3s too. Using printed MIDI technology from a company called Novalia, the artwork in the vinyl’s sleeve doubles as a DJ controller for Algoriddim’s djay iOS app.
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Have you ever noticed how intense it looks when you see someone play the violin? It’s definitely involves much more skill and finesse with speed, motion, and pressure than just dragging and pulling a bow across a series of strings. But if you don’t have that kind of time to learn the ins-and-outs of violin playing, Dylan Menzies’ easy-to-play optical O-Bow might be right down your alley. Continue reading “The Laser Violin for Music Lovers & Non-Lethal Laser-Lovers”