Auto-strumming guitars may not be on the cutting edge of technology, but the Circle Guitar by Anthony Dickens puts a unique twist on the idea. Put simply, it has an integrated mechanical step sequencer that rotates up to 250bpm beneath the strings to generate sounds, textures and rhythms that would be impossible with a normal electric guitar. By utilizing a mechanical device to strike the strings instead of a human hand, you can exceed what is physically possible and push guitar playing into a whole new level.
Most gamers know that Minecraft has players exploring a blocky, procedurally-generated 3D world with infinite terrain. In this world, you may discover as well as extract raw materials, craft tools or items, and build structures / earthworks. What if music was a major part of this game? One gamer decided to up play Minecraft using only a real-life MIDI keyboard.
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In Back to the Future, Marty McFly rocked a Gibson ES-345 electric guitar at the 1955 Enchantment Under the Sea high school dance, but this custom Time Machine bass by Doner Designs might have been more fitting. The Chicago-based father and son duo created this to pay tribute to the Michael J. Fox movie franchise, especially the time-traveling DeLorean, complete with flashing lights, a selectable destination year display and a flux capacitor.
The Power Glove, originally released in 1989, was designed by Grant Goddard and Samuel Cooper Davis for Abrams/Gentile Entertainment (AGE). That’s right, despite its initial popularity, Nintendo played no part in its development, and Mattel manufactured this NES accessory in the United States. Unlike a traditional controller, this featured the main buttons, a program button and 0-9 keys, all on the forearm. You press t he program button and a numbered button to input commands. However, one fan managed to turn this into a music making machine.
Fortnite held a Marshmello concert in-game in the past, but yesterday, they took things to a whole new level with Travis Scott’s Astronomical. Virtual Scott and Epic Games knows not everyone was around for the live show on Thursday, so they’re offering another in-game show on Saturday, April 25th, at 6pm EST, complete with loot for attending.