DailyDirt: More Modern Musical Instruments

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Learning to play music takes a lot of time, practice... and oftentimes an expensive musical instrument. Sure, there are some cool toys that aren't too pricey, but maybe technology could help make playing instruments easier and cheaper. Here are a few musical gadgets that might fit the bill. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: lasers, musical instruments, theremin
Companies: kickstarter


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    pringerX (profile), 26 Jul 2011 @ 5:20pm

    Vocaloid!

    Here's another bit of modern music that hasn't been mentioned, and has gained more than a cult following. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocaloid =)

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 26 Jul 2011 @ 6:13pm

    What Do You Mean, The Theremin “Didn’t Really Catch On”?

    Seems like every few decades somebody rediscovers the Theremin, thinks it’s neat, and wonders why nobody used it much before. And after trying it for a while, they discover how boring it really is, and quietly drop it.

    It was all throughout the music for Forbidden Planet. It was done to death in the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations. Isn’t that enough?

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    sile, 26 Jul 2011 @ 9:03pm

    one of those decades

    If you'd looked a bit further on Kickstarter...
    (And yes, I helped fund this. Apparently the Beach Boys wasn't enough for me.)

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    Anonymous WwwooooOOOOoEEeEeOOoOO, 27 Jul 2011 @ 1:04am

    Desktop theremin

    If you have a touchpad, this is a fun little theremin put out by Synaptics for their touchpads:

    Synaptic Touchpad Theremin. Been playing with mine for years. There's also a drum pad there.

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    Michael Ho (profile), 27 Jul 2011 @ 1:05am

    Re: one of those decades

    Hmm. That's a digital theremin... but I was thinking more of a theremin that used a video camera instead of capacitors -- like a Xbox Kinect version of a theremin.

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    Michael Ho (profile), 27 Jul 2011 @ 1:06am

    Re: Desktop theremin

    nice find, anon wwwooo*

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