Mind-controlled Moog from Apples In Stereo


Robert Schneider of excellent psych-rock group Apples In Stereo hacked a Mattel MindFlex game, which measures brain waves, into a controller for his Moog analog synthesizer. He calls his mind-control interface The Teletron. If you'd like to make your own, here are Schneider's video instructions, "Teletron for the Populace."

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  1. Hmm, does it say more about the equipment or Schneider’s brain that there seemed to be a longer lag time when he transitioned from lowering the pitch->raising the pitch vs. the other way around. Easier for him to stop brain activity than restart it?

    1. Actually this is pretty interesting but I think that it would be more interesting to attach it to the volume rather than the pitch. This way while performing a more intense part of a song the volume would be louder. It is a huge addition to the one man band.

  2. The prototype “Peniletron” controlled by a penile plethysmograph, proved difficult for Robert to play more than a couple minutes at a time …

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