Win $10,000. The king of music instrument competitions is out again. Get your entrees ready for Guthman 2014. Georgia Tech’s annual competition to make music instruments. Guthman 2012 inspired the Atlantic to write this piece, “Why is it so hard for new musical instruments to catch on?”
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Moving beyond the Magnetic Resonator Piano, Andrew Macpherson joined a team to make Touchkeys, a kickstarter project that brings multi-touch add-on to keyboard controllers. Touchkeys allows every key on a MIDI controller to have individual X-Y location mapped on the keys. Keyboardists will instantly become more expressive and creative with this add on. Here at Shapchanginginstruments.com, we think this will be a historic project.
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builds a polished instrument around the iPhone. It will cost under $1,000.
Eric Singer is giving a talk at MIT today at noon. Eric is the premiere musical roboticist in the world. He is the founder of LEMUR and has made tons of great musical robots.
From Dorkbot Boston…
Building an Electronic Musical Instrument
A 2-part workshop with Jason Sanford and Zachary Katz 119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford St, Lowell
December 2 and 9, 2012, 1-5 PM
Learn to build your own electronic musical instrument! No previous experience necessary. In the first session, we will learn essential techniques including how to read a circuit diagram, breadboarding, soldering, and troubleshooting.
In the second session, we will consider interface design and fabricationtechniques. How will your instrument be played? Keyboard? Dials? Foot stomping? Consideration will be given to playability and durability. Put your device in a box and get ready to make music!
Teaching and materials fee: $50.
Jason makes and plays one-of-a-kind musical instruments with Bostonavant-noise-rock band Neptune. Both Zach and Jason teach at the ongoing salon-style event “Electronic Projects Night.” They also co-teach at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Jason has taught electronics and sound at the Mass. College of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.