Dyskograf

Jesse Lucas's Dyskograf reads graphical disks marked using felt tip pens; the mechanism translates the drawings into a musical sequence.

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3 Responses to “Dyskograf”

  1. Angryjim says:

    Reminds me of Quintron’s drum buddy ( a light sensitive analogue machine that functions similarly)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvtssL8WlJA

  2. haineux says:

    Optigan!

    Here’s what it sounds like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwvnS1mqX78

    it uses a 12″ (LP record) film disc, with 57 concentric tracks of optically-coded audio (very similar to 16mm movie film).

    The good part is that many of the pre-recorded disks sound delightful to modern ears, and the equipment is much easier to maintain than, say, a Mellotron. The bad news is that the players are pretty low fidelity, and players and media are hard to find.

    The community: http://optigan.com

  3. Mark_Frauenfelder says:

    It also reminds me of a fun music-making app called Loopesque

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